July 1, 2014

Nature-inspired aircraft designs explored at the Royal Society exhibition

You might not think that pelicans, bats and eels have much in common but they are all inspiring engineers to improve the performance of aircraft.

Visitors to the Summer Science Exhibition, an annual display at the Royal Society of some of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK, can hear how Imperial College London scientists are using living organisms such as birds, fish and reptiles to find solutions to today’s engineering challenges.