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Things That Go: Sometimes Invention Moves You

Fins and wings of whales Researchers have long admired humpback whales’ ability to spin tight circles despite their size and weight. Scientists have discovered that rounded humps on the front edge of the pectoral fin improve water flow over the limbs. High-speed ships use jet engines. The transportation sector is continuously looking for fresh ideas and products. So it was with some who envisioned a breakthrough technology for ships in powerful jet planes. A great resource, a solid ship He accidently pushed a spring off a shelf and watched it walk down beautifully instead of falling and settle upright on the floor. James accidentally developed one of the century’s most popular toys. The Slinky.