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2. Levin, A., "Flying creatures may help create aviation of future," http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2007-02-13-aviation-birds_x.htm, USA Today, 13 February 2007.  

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5. Many explanations of bird and aeroplane flight involve the Bernoulli Principle: faster airflow on top causing a pressure drop. Supposedly, the greater pressure on the bottom surface produces lift. But calculations show that this is far too slight to explain lift. Also, the Third Law explanation, unlike the Bernoulli Principle, explains why planes can fly upside down with a high enough angle of attack. See Anderson, D.F. and S. Eberhardt, Understanding Flight, McGraw-Hill, 2001.

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11. Engineers make much use of this principle of counter-current exchange, which is common in living organisms as well—see P. F. Scholander, "The Wonderful Net," Scientific American, April 1957, pp. 96-107.  

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18. After "Insects—defying the laws of aerodynamics?" Creation 20(2):31, March 1998; creation.com/insects.

19. "On a wing and a vortex," New Scientist 156(2103):24-27, 11 October 1997.

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