Profile

Cover photo
Marco Beccari
Works at Free Lance
Attended Polytechnic University of Milan
Lived in Seregno
681 followers|30,927 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Marco Beccari

Shared publicly  - 
 
wow
 
I have issues with birds. Actually, I have issues with caged birds. And their beaks. Near my face. In nature? I think they're majestic. However... the size of this beak gives me the heebee jeebees.

Argentavis magnificens: Magnificent Argentine Bird

With a wingspan of nearly 7 metres, Argentavis magnificens is the largest known bird to ever fly. It lived 6 million years ago in the open plains of Argentina and the Andes mountains, and it is related to modern-day vultures and storks—but with feathers the size of Samurai swords. It rivals some light aeroplanes in size, but it is believed to have flown on the wind more like a glider, soaring to speeds of 240 km/h. But with its massive flight muscles and enormous wings, the behemoth bird weighed 70 kilograms, so flapping its wings was not enough to achieve lift-off. “Birds are commonly compared with aircraft, but in reality helicopters are a better analogy,” says Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University. Chatterjee and his team came to understand the bird’s flight by collaborating with a retired aeronautical engineer, inputting measurements from fossils into a computer program designed to study flight performance in helicopters. They determined that Argentavis must have run downhill into a headwind in order to become airborne, just like hang gliders, then gained elevation by circling inside columns of air known as “thermal elevators.” It would have easily hitched a ride a few kilometres up without even flapping its wings—then by just gliding to adjoining thermals, it would have been able to travel hundreds of kilometres per day.

Source: sciencesoup.tumblr.com
4
Johan Strandberg's profile photo
 
Who needs a pterodactyl?
Add a comment...

Marco Beccari

Shared publicly  - 
 
guardate il trailer del nuovo film nelle sale a dicembre "LA SABBIA NELLE TASCHE"
 ·  Translate
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
3,279 people
Have him in circles
681 people
Salento MonAmour's profile photo
Jayleen Weaver's profile photo
Sofia Stereo's profile photo
Toshitaka Shiba's profile photo
Fernanda schulz's profile photo
phearin moeurn's profile photo

Marco Beccari

Shared publicly  - 
 
a dicembre il nuovo film della casa di produzione indipendente GPG FILM, tutti i proventi saranno devoluti in beneficienza, grazie dell'attenzione!
www.gpgfilm.it
 ·  Translate
1
Add a comment...

Marco Beccari

Shared publicly  - 
 
nuovo film a dicembre al cinema, produzione indipendente italiana Gpg Film!
 ·  Translate
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
3,279 people
Have him in circles
681 people
Salento MonAmour's profile photo
Jayleen Weaver's profile photo
Sofia Stereo's profile photo
Toshitaka Shiba's profile photo
Fernanda schulz's profile photo
phearin moeurn's profile photo
Work
Occupation
web design, computer graphics, judo, martial arts
Employment
  • Free Lance
    Designer, 2005 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Seregno
Story
Introduction
Judo - Iaido - Graphics 

Education
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
March 9