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Flying High

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©1996.
Series: PBS Scientific American Frontier series
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fascinated by flight? In this episode of the PBS Scientific American Frontiers series, host Alan Alda takes the viewer on a captivating journey through the world of aviation. From the evolution of flight in primitive insects to the latest in high-tech aircrafts, Flying High explores the flight secrets of birds, insects, and airplanes. This program features individual stories of avionic ingenuity and our natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 1996
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 783171203
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Contents: Introduction: Flying High (0:46) --
Sponsors: Flying High (0:37) --
The Eternal Wing (1:49) --
Newsreel of Flying Wing (0:52) --
Flying Wing Design (0:57) --
Inventor Paul McReady (1:18) --
Perpetual Airplane (3:29) --
Pathfinder Breaks Altitude Record (2:56) --
Taking to the Air (2:50) --
Taking to the Air: Stoneflies (3:17) --
Taking to the Air: Darwin's Evolution (2:02) --
Cockpit Confusion (3:04) --
Cockpit Confusion: Mode Confusion Tragedy (4:07) --
Cockpit Confusion: Understanding the Vertical Situation (4:13) --
Bird Man: Magpie Flight (2:54) --
Bird Man: How Birds Turn (2:41) --
Bird Man: Technology & Flight (4:04) --
RoboFlyers (5:37) --
RoboFlyers: Stanford University's Entry (6:05) --
RoboFlyers: What's Next? (1:16) --
Credits & Sponsors: Flying High (1:16).
Series Title: PBS Scientific American Frontier series
Other Titles: Scientific American frontiers (Television program)
Responsibility: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).
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Fascinated by flight? In this episode of the PBS Scientific American Frontiers series, host Alan Alda takes the viewer on a captivating journey through the world of aviation. From the evolution of flight in primitive insects to the latest in high-tech aircrafts, Flying High explores the flight secrets of birds, insects, and airplanes. This program features individual stories of avionic ingenuity and our natural world, such as: how birds fly; the test-flight of a solar-powered "eternal plane"; an evolutionary probe into how insects first took flight and how airline pilots cope with increasingly computerized navigation equipment. Lastly, it offers a rare view of a contest between aerial robots as they navigate, fly, and perform tasks ... without guidance.

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