Hummingbird by Steven Spence Animals Biology 

Amazing Hummingbirds: Dancing in the Air

By Steven Spence Dancing in the Air A hummingbird puts fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to shame. Not only can it hover, it can also fly forward, backwards, sideways, and even upside down! During a mating display, the male Anna’s Hummingbird can accelerate up to 385 body lengths (g-force 10) per second during a dive. A Peregrine falcon dives at only 200 body lengths per second, and a Mig-25 fighter jet dives a mere 40 times its length. Hovering hummingbirds use a “figure 8” wing motion. Wind tunnel studies have shown…

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How to make animated infographics Science & Art 

How to Make Animated Infographics

Make Animated Infographics: A Brief Tutorial This brief overview of how to make animated infographics is the work of Eleanor Lutz, who blogs at Tabletop Whale. Don’t miss her other work, including the animated infographic about breathing, the planet earth control panel, or this explanation of how our muscles work. Here is what she has to say about the tutorial: Recently I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking for a tutorial on how to make animated infographics. So this week I put together a quick explanation for anyone who’s interested. This is…

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