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Bi-plane Dinosaurs!!

It appears that an early feathered dinosaur Microraptor Gui (an ancestor to the well-known “monoplane winged” Archeaopteryx) might have flown with a wing configuration much like that of World War I biplanes.   The BBC News article quotes researcher Sankar Chatterjee as saying: ” This shows us that if there is a problem in engineering, sometimes there are only one or two possible solutions.”

Source: ” Flying dinos had bi-plane design.” January 22, 2007. BBC News article.

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About Ed Eckel

I am a engineering and applied sciences librarian at Western Michigan University.

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