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_male+female marsh harriers in the evros landscape:



_clean monday [40 days before easter] tomorrow in greece:


_robotics= the pigeon*:
date:
~350 bc
inventor:
greek mathematician archytas of tarantum
description:
a wooden pigeon suspended from the end of a pivot which was rotated by a jet of water or steam.
the pigeon simulated flight.
achievement:
first artificial, self-propelled flying device,said to have actually flown some 200 yards.
first idea to be related to robotics!



*could not find any illustration of this interesting structure!

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3 Comments:

Anonymous gtroza said...

nostalgia or superioruty ?

3/06/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nostalgia or superiority ?

gt

3/06/2006 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous danae said...

who are you???gt??

3/07/2006 03:32:00 PM  

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