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Sky Captain and the World of Today

In his weekly Lab Notes column for Sci Fi Weekly, Wil McCarthy looks at the science behind the giant airships and ornithopters in Sky Captain. Its a very interesting read.

Personally, I like zeppelins and would love to see them make a comeback, probably as cruise ships of the skies. Now that would be really cool!

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1 Comment on Sky Captain and the World of Today

  1. Airships and Ornithopters

    JP @ SFSignal points out an interesting article about the science behind the vehicles in the new movie, Sky Captain. I just covered buoyancy and balloons in Intro to AE; nice little volume integral to compute Archimedes’ Principle for a…

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