How understanding albatross flight may lead to advances in drone technology

Amazon Prime Air might want to pay attention to this research. Scientists have studied the flight patterns of albatrosses to understand how the animals are able to sustain flight with minimal energy expenditure.

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from a military perspective, this would allow for weeks worth of intelligence gathering from a single flight. in certain areas of the world a drone could be launched from a separate country far enough away to avoid suspicion. this flight path could save thousands of US military personnel.

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