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A Robotic Albatross?

A Robotic Albatross?

Oceanographer Phil Richardson formally retired in 1999, but that hardly diminished his passion and curiosity. Last year, he combined his scientific knowledge with longstanding interests in sailing and flying to show how albatrosses elegantly take […]

Of Wings, Waves, and Winds

Of Wings, Waves, and Winds

“Great albatross! The meanest birds
Spring up and flit away,
While thou must toil to gain a flight,
And spread those pinions grey;
But when they once are fairly poised,
Far o’er each chirping […]