The Secrets of Owls' Near Noiseless Wings

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 10:00 in Physics & Chemistry

Many owl species have developed specialized plumage to effectively eliminate the aerodynamic noise from their wings - allowing them to hunt and capture their prey in silence. A research group working to solve the mystery of exactly how owls achieve this acoustic stealth will present their findings at the APS's Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting, work that may one day help bring "silent owl technology" to the design of aircraft, wind turbines, and submarines.

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