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Eric Gutierrez, Lentink Lab at Stanford University

Animals

Bird Wearing Tiny Aviator Goggles Flies Through Lasers for Science

A parrotlet equipped with custom 3D-printed laser goggles has allowed researchers to study how birds achieve lift.

Published On 12/06/2016
1:00 AM EST
Obi sporting his specially-designed protective goggles. Credit: Eric Gutierrez, Lentink Lab at Stanford University
Close-up of the bird's safety goggles. Credit: Eric Gutierrez, Lentink Lab at Stanford University