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Science Corner: November 2012 Archives

People say, if you're trapped in a falling elevator, you should jump up and down. Would that help?

Jumping up and down would not help because you would still be bounced from side to side.

Of dinosaurs and birds

Bob Fournier looks at the connection between ancient creatures and modern birds.

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If an airplane's wings provide the lift that allow it to fly, how can a plane fly upside down?

A plane's wings do give lift when it's upside down; the pilot angles the aircraft differently so thereis the correct angle between the wings and fuselage.