Watch a parrot wearing goggles fly through a laser sheet

Watch a parrot wearing goggles fly through a laser sheet. Copyright: Science
Script: Rachael Lallensack

Thanks to a tiny goggle-wearing parrot named after Obi-Wan Kenobi, scientists have shown just how much we still don’t know about animal flight. The researchers set out to illustrate a problem that’s been warned of in their field of study, but never tested: The three most popular methods used to calculate lift, or how much force winged animals use to keep their bodies soaring, are frequently inconsistent and inaccurate. | Read more ...

Rachael Lallensack