Friday, 18 September 2009

Laptop Levitation with Bee Power ?

The wacky dudes in this video, decided that they could use bees to make a lap top computer levitate. Their idea emerged from their memory of watching insect facts on the discovery channel;

"Well we saw one that spoke about how pound for pound insects were stronger than humans and we decided to put it to the test. So we took some bees, a thinkpad and some glue outside..."

But how can this be real ?
Bees fly by forcing air downward from their wings. Every bee glued to the laptop (except a few around the edge) would be forcing air from their wings down against the laptop. This would cause an upward force on each bee, but a downward air pressure force on the laptop. Wouldn't it ?

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