wind tunnels

It Turns Out Dinos Didn’t Need Feathers To Fly

It Turns Out Dinos Didn’t Need Feathers To Fly

In 2003, when a Cretaceous-era dinosaur adorned with long feathers was discovered in China, it sparked a debate as to if and how such a creature could fly. And to help resolve that debate, researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK put a scale model of the dino…

NASA’s First Wind Tunnel

NASA’s First Wind Tunnel

In March 3, 1916, the US Congress founded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, only a 12 years after the Wright Brothers’ first ever flight. In 1920, they built their first wind tunnel. And in 1958, it became NASA.