Nano Hummer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane….it’s a spy
Courtesy of Aerovironment

Have you seen this?  The U.S. Defense Department contracted AeroVironment, Inc. to create a “hummingbird-like” aircraft.  Only 16 centimeters long the Nano Hummer is capable of hovering, climbing and descending vertically, flying sideways left and right, flying forward and backward, as well as rotating clockwise and counter-clockwise under remote control.  Even carrying a small video camera and a transmitter it weighs in at just 0.66 ounces.  To read more about it and see photos of the Nano Hummer in action check out TIME:  The Invention Issue, November 28, 2011.

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