William Cooper, R.I.P. - Questioning the CNN Bin Laden interview like this WNYW anchor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOaCTWx2VKM&t=2h9m26s
Micro Air Vehicles introduction - high technology used on 9/11... Continued at: https://archive.org/details/911Birds
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Why would remote control birds be used, you ask? 3 words: Total Situational Awareness.
Morphing wing design: http://www.crgrp.com/rd-center/morphing-systems
-- U.S. Air Force video on MAVs
Made by DARPA, designed by EPHRAHIM GARCIA, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, where his interests lie in the development of new types of actuation systems utilizing smart-material transducers, system-level demonstrations of smart structures applied to defense platforms, morphing aircraft systems, and bio-inspired intelligent machines. Dr. Garcia served as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office at DARPA from 1998 to 2002. From 1991 to 1998, he was an assistant and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University, where he was a director of the Center for Intelligent Mechatronics and the Smart Structures Laboratory. In this capacity he directed research in the areas of smart structures, control structure interaction, and bioinspired robotics. From 1991 to 1997, he owned and operated Garman Systems, Inc. (now Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC), a small engineering corporation that designed and fabricated devices in adaptive structural systems utilizing piezoelectric, electrostrictive, and shape memory alloy materials. Dr. Garcia was named an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator, appointed a 1993 Presidential Faculty Fellow by President Clinton, and received Summer Faculty Fellowship awards from the Air Force on four occasions. In 1995, he was named Most Promising Scientist by Hispanic Engineer magazine. in 2002, Dr. Garcia received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME's) Adaptive Structures Prize for "significant contributions to the sciences and technologies associated with adaptive structures and/or materials systems." Dr. Garcia is author of more than 175 articles, book chapters, edited volumes, and a textbook entitled Mechanics of Microelectromechanical Systems. He is on the chair of the ASME Aerospace Division's Executive Committee and was recently appointed editor-in-chief of Smart Materials and Structures.