Wind Tunnel Testing Sheds Light on Flying Dinosaurs

Wind tunnel testing of a feathered dinosaur model adds evidence to the theory that modern day birds evolved from ancient reptiles.

Scientists at the University of Southampton in England built a full-scale, anatomically correct model of a Microraptor, a five-winged creature that lived in the early Cretaceous period about 130 million years ago. The dinosaur is believed to be precursor to birds.

The Microraptor is believed to be the first two-footed dinosaur to have feathers on its body, which …

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