Dr. Brenda Wilson with her crew of volunteers from Women in Computing at the Tent City - 2011 Homecoming

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Dutchman flies like a bird with homemade wings (Update: * Hoax*)

(If it is too good to be true, it probably is! Read the update below)

If Red Bull doesn't actually give you wings, maybe this guy can.


Dutch mechanical engineer Jarno Smeets recently posted a video of his first successful flight with his homemade bird wings. Smeet's efforts take cloud computing to a (literally) whole new level, as the wings rely on an Android-powered HTC Wildfire S smartphone to process arm acceleration and compute the motor output.

The phone is connected to a microcontroller that is, in turn, connected to a Nintendo Wii Remote to measure acceleration and other flight parameters.

Read all about it here

Update: You're looking at the Internet Bird Man, who captivated the web's attention for dozens of hours and divided us between skeptics and the faithful. It was a hoax! It turns out he even made up his name.

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