Research published in the Journal of Experimental Biology has shown that flying fish are every bit as good at gliding as birds. The fish are able glide for more than 40 seconds, covering distances of 400 meters at near 70 km/h. So how do you test how good these fish are at gliding? Dry them, stuff them, mount them on…
The next time you're at a music festival and see a giant rainbow trout swishing around in the sky, there's just a chance you might not be intoxicated. It might be scientists testing an airship that moves like a fish.
The Volitan, meaning "flying fish," is a pretty fantastic concept boat with impeccable green credentials, using sails, wind and solar power to get around, storing energy in its batteries. The secret to the Volitan — which can operate in 60-knot winds — is the way its four wings react to weather conditions.