Scientist Explains How to Study the Metabolism of Ultra High Flying Geese

Bar-headed geese are the SR-71’s of the avian world, soaring to 26,000 feet. To learn how their bodies function so well at altitude researchers raised a gaggle of geese, introduced them to a wind tunnel, strapped tiny masks to their beaks and sensor packs on their backs.
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Flying Is Like Driving

On a recent flight, an elderly passenger kept peering out the window. Since it was totally dark, all she could see was the blinking wing-tip light.
Finally, she rang for the flight attendant.

“I’m sorry to bother you,” she said, “but I think you should inform the pilot that his left-turn indicator is on and has been for some time.”

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A Flying Butterfly – Brenda Bastarache

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A Flying Butterfly

Brenda Bastarache

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: March 28, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Brenda Bastarache

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French ‘Flying Man’ crosses the Channel on a hoverboard

French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the the English Channel on Sunday, riding on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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R. Kelly’s Girlfriends Flying to NYC to Support Him

It appears any hope Azriel Clary’s family had about their daughter coming back to them have been dashed … because TMZ’s learned Azriel’s planning to fly to NYC for moral support in R. Kelly’s sexual exploitation case. Kelly’s attorneys, Douglas…

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House of Flying Daggers – Yimou Zhang

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House of Flying Daggers

Yimou Zhang

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: December 3, 2004


"Prepare your eyes for popping," in this "martial-arts fireball that throws in a lyrical love story, headspinning fights and dazzling surprises" (Rolling Stone). "A gorgeous entertainment" (A.O. Scott, New York Times). Mei is an exotic, beautiful blind dancer, associated with a dangerous revolutionary gang, known as the House of Flying Daggers. Captured by officers of the decadent Tang Dynasty, Mei finds herself both threatened – and attracted – to the most unusual circumstances. Here, her heart and loyalties battle each other, amid warriors in the treetops and dazzling combat – the likes of which have never before been seen!

© © 2004 Elite Group (2003) Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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International Magic Live At the O2 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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International Magic Live At the O2

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: January 1, 2012


International Magic Live At The O2 comprises a stunning live concert and exclusive footage from London's O2 from February 2012, the biggest Arena show Noel's band have played to date. "Flying solo and flying high..his debut solo show goes down a storm." NME "A second coming, powered by an elated crowd having titanic moments on the balconies and singing every word." Evening Standard 4*

© © 2012 Sour Mash Records Ltd. under exlusive license to Universal International Music B.V.

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Flying by the Seat of My Knickers – Eliza Watson

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Flying by the Seat of My Knickers

Eliza Watson

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: February 20, 2016

Publisher: Elizabeth Watson

Seller: Elizabeth Watson


Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead?  When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex. While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect—and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future. About Eliza Watson When Eliza isn't traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she's at home in the U.S. working on her next novel. She enjoys bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley, Frankie, and Sammy. Eliza also writes romance novels under the name Eliza Daly. Learn more about her books at elizawatson.com.

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Black Star Dancing – EP – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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Black Star Dancing – EP

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Genre: Alternative

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: June 14, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Sour Mash Records Ltd., under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

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Flying – Garth Stevenson

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Flying

Garth Stevenson

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 14, 2011

© ℗ 2011 Garth Stevenson Music

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Flying Lotus Delivers “Flamagra” LP

UPDATE: Tierra Whack, George Clinton, Denzel Curry, Anderson .Paak and Solange are just a few of the contributors.


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A Flying Butterfly – Brenda Bastarache

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A Flying Butterfly

Brenda Bastarache

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: March 28, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Brenda Bastarache

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Stephen Colbert Revels In French Reaction To Trump’s ‘Flying Water Tanker’ Tweet

The “Late Show” host mocked the president’s advice for battling the Notre Dame fire.
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FBI Investigates R. Kelly for Flying Underaged Azriel Clary Over State Lines

R. Kelly allegedly arranged a coast-to-coast trip for Azriel Clary when she was underage, and the FBI is now looking into the trip to see if Kelly committed a federal crime … TMZ has learned. Azriel, one of the women featured in “Surviving R. Kelly,”…

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Flying by the Seat of My Knickers – Eliza Watson

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Flying by the Seat of My Knickers

Eliza Watson

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: February 20, 2016

Publisher: Elizabeth Watson

Seller: Elizabeth Watson


Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead?  When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex. While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect—and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future. About Eliza Watson When Eliza isn't traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she's at home in the U.S. working on her next novel. She enjoys bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley, Frankie, and Sammy. Eliza also writes romance novels under the name Eliza Daly. Learn more about her books at elizawatson.com.

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Flying Fossils – Lynne Gentry

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Flying Fossils

Lynne Gentry

Genre: Religious

Publish Date: April 18, 2018

Publisher: Travel Light Press

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Flying Fossils is a poignant first peek into a family's triumph over tragedy. The entire Women of Fossil Ridge Series sparkles with humor, heart, and small town southern charm.   Twenty-five years ago, the Slocum women buried their mother-daughter relationship in the Frio river and went their separate ways. Sara and Charlotte pretend a weekly long-distance call can fulfill their obligation to each other until the day Sara breaks her hip. Now Charlotte must drop everything and fly to Texas. Charlotte's short-term caregiving plans are dashed when she realizes her aging mother needs long-term care. While Sara struggles to regain her independence, Charlotte grapples with the impossible task of juggling a slightly demented mother, a high-pressure job, and a rebellious teenager daughter.   If these two women can't release the fossilized secret sandwiched between them, the next generation will never fly.   The Women of Fossil Ridge Series is a touching addition to the small town, generational series of favorite authors like Ann B. Ross, Jan Karon, and Beth Hoffman. If you loved the Women of Fossil Ridge series, you'll enjoy Gentry's Mt. Hope Southern Adventures series. Out of the dust of West Texas comes another collection of heartwarming books that will have you laughing until you cry. BOOKS in the Mt. Hope Southern Adventures series: #1 Walking Shoes #2 Shoes to Fill #3 Dancing Shoes #4 Baby Shoes

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Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers – Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell

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Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers

Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell

Genre: Documentary

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: December 4, 2018


Narrated by Oscar Nominee MICKEY ROURKE – Former Government physicist Bob Lazar made headlines world-wide in 1989 when he came forward with his account of reverse-engineering an alien spacecraft for the US Military. The reason the public even knows the name Area 51 is because Lazar talked about the work he did at the formerly secret military base. Burdened with a revolutionary secret, he had to choose between his oath to his country or his conscience. His wife believes him, his mom believes him, and the closer you get to his inner-circle, the more YOU believe him. His testimony remains the most controversial and important UFO story of all time; especially if it’s true. Lazar blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent.Corbell’s film intimately chronicles the triumphs and travails of a cosmic whistleblower. It investigates Lazar’s groundbreaking claims of our government’s secret program to create a fierce technology based on recovered alien vehicles. It reveals the devastating impact his actions have had on his life over the course of the last thirty years. His public disclosures have turned his life upside-down and he has tried to stay out of the spotlight. For this reason, has never let any journalist or filmmaker into the private world of his daily life – that is – until now.Providing rare and never before revealed footage, Corbell's film will shake the foundations of your beliefs and permanently alter the landscape of the debate.

© © 2018 JKLC Productions

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WIRED25: Sebastian Thrun & Sam Altman Talk Flying Vehicles and Artificial Intelligence

Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Kittyhawk and president of Udacity, and Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator and co-chair of Open AI, spoke with WIRED’s Former Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson as part of WIRED25, WIRED’s 25th anniversary celebration in San Francisco.
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The Flying Blondes

There were two blondes going to California for the summer, they are about two hours into the flight and the pilot gets on the intercom and says. “We
just lost an engine but it is all right we have three more but it will take us an hour longer.

A half hour later he gets on the intercom again and says. “We just lost another engine but it’s all right. We have two more. It will take us another
half hour though.”

One of the blondes says, “If we lose the two last engines, we will be up here all day?”

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Watch Airbus’ Flying Car, Vahana, Make its First Flight

The personal air transport vehicle has achieved the milestone of “first flight”, as the race to develop flying cars continues.
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Watch Airbus’ Flying Car, Vahana, Make its First Flight

The personal air transport vehicle has achieved the milestone of “first flight”, as the race to develop flying cars continues.
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Last Flag Flying – Richard Linklater

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Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 14.99

Release Date: November 3, 2017


In 2003, thirty years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry "Doc" Shepherd reunites with former marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller on a different type of mission: burying Doc’s son, a young marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington National Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal, and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. Based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan.

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Flying – Garth Stevenson

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Flying

Garth Stevenson

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 14, 2011

© ℗ 2011 Garth Stevenson Music

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Who Built the Moon? – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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Who Built the Moon?

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Genre: Alternative

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: November 24, 2017

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Flying Lotus Apologizes For “Insensitive Comments” About Gaslamp Killer Controversy

#DXCLUSIVE: The Low End Theory staple says he's "heartbroken."


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DiRT Rally Flying Finland Trailer

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The 2001 models of the Subaru Impreza and the Ford Focus RS tear up the Jämsä course in Finland, all recently added to Dirt Rally’s early access.
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Flying in the Folding ICON A5 Airplane

For years we’ve been promised flying cars and for years we’ve been disappointed. The ICON A5, with its folding wings, may be the closest thing yet, and it’s a boat, too! WIRED writer Tim Moynihan goes for a ride in the A5 over New York City.
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Flying the Storm – C. S. Arnot

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Flying the Storm

C. S. Arnot

Genre: Adventure

Publish Date: May 7, 2014

Publisher: C. S. Arnot

Seller: Smashwords


The Gilgamesh: a colossal airborne warship and relic of the Thirty-Year War. Once the glorious flagship of the North Atlantic Union, it has become a hive of renegades and pirates, unchallenged in the skies over Eurasia. Like an angry god, it dominates wherever and whomever it chooses. Now it has chosen the Crimean Peninsula, the most lucrative trade hub on the Black Sea. In Sevastopol, two Gilgamesh marines are dead, and in seconds the merchant airman Aiden has become a wanted man. It didn’t matter that it was his pilot, Fredrick, who got them into the fight in the first place – Aiden had finished it. Now they must run, taking their aircraft deep into the Caucasus Mountains to evade capture and execution. Through dogfights, shootouts and cock-ups the pair must make their escape, hounded by bounty hunters and slavers, driven to discover a secret that might – just might – change the balance of power forever…

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Infographic: The Pros And Cons Of Flying The Confederate Flag

A South Carolina bill to remove the Confederate flag from its position in front of the state house is gaining momentum, with the House of Representatives currently reviewing the bill and preparing to vote. Here are the pros and cons of flying the Confederate flag:

PROS

  • Bold way to display distorted, painstakingly cherry-picked heritage
  • Stirring symbol of South’s never-surrender attitude 150 years after South’s surrender
  • It’s already all the way up there on flagpole
  • Simplest way to let others know your state ranks in bottom quintile of all quality-of-life metrics
  • Eliminates uncomfortable feeling of having to say aloud what you think of African Americans
  • Political correctness should not get in the way of being on the wrong side of history
  • Without it, nation might forget racism ever happened in U.S.

CONS

  • Can’t fully grasp its incredible grandeur like you can on a bedspread or garage …



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The Situation — Help!! My Legal Eagle Is Flying the Coop

The Situation’s lawyer has the same problem as the US government … they both say he ain’t paying ’em — which leaves Sitch even further up you-know-what creek without a paddle.  Richard Sapinski has been representing Mike…

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Military Almost Done Building Flying Dragons

Did you hear that the U.S. military is developing flying dragons that shoot laser beams from their eyes? They don’t say that directly, but you can see the parts coming together.

A drone is about halfway to being a flying dragon already. And recently the military tested a laser weapon that destroyed a truck at a distance. It is only a matter of time before the military miniaturizes laser weapons and puts them on drones.

I think the first generation of laser drones will look boring, like today. But eventually someone will say, “Let’s make the drones look like flying dragons that shoot laser beams out of their eyes!” Someone else will point out that a flying dragon will not be as aerodynamic as a normal drone. But that is a small price to pay for the coolness of it all. Just think of the bragging rights.

North Korea: “We have developed long range missiles with nuclear warheads. Death to the Americans!”

U.S.: “We have ten-thousand flying dragons that feel no pain and shoot lasers from their eyes. They are permanently circling your country looking for anything that leaves the ground. On the plus side, just point to your hibachi and we’ll light it for you from the sky. Oh, and our satellites are seeing an irregular mole on your back. You should see someone about that.”

In the long run, I expect we will develop a robot army, including drones, to create a virtual fence around ISIS-held territory. The robots would kill anything with a heat signature that came within a mile of the border. And the drones might be able to jam all communications in the area too. I would be amazed if the military is not working toward that containment strategy. The dragon part is a bit less likely.

But as someone said in the comments, waiting for ISIS to self-destruct is a good option too. As the movement succeeds, it attracts people who have slightly different views until the whole thing becomes like the American Congress that can’t get anything done. Good luck with that, ISIS.

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My post today was boring, but luckily my blogging partners did better.

Vivian Giang explains why men are better than women when it comes to the workplace. (Expect a twist.) I buy every part of her post, as it is based on studies and the obvious. But in an upcoming post I plan to have a link war to figure out how everything Vivian describes can be true at the same time other studies show no pay differential after you adjust for experience. I believe both assertions even though they are in direct conflict. What is up with that?

In other news, a company created a frickin’ car with 3D printers. What????

And a Berkeley-related start-up has an app that could alleviate a lot of poverty. How do you ignore that?

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Next Tech – Flying High with DJI’s New Quadcopters

DJI’s latest batch of quadcopters lets users get sky-high while capturing hi-definition photography and video. Take a look under the hood of DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ and Inspire 1 to see how the technology and advanced features are allowing for a bird’s eye view that was previously reserved for, well, birds.

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