Posts Tagged ‘collision

16
Jan
09

CSI Science to Prevent Bird/Plane Accidents?

omland.jpgBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROFESSOR KEVIN OMLAND

The water landing of the US Airways jet on January 15 in the Hudson River is another example of the potential dangers posed by certain bird species. I am working with Smithsonian colleagues to research DNA traces from birds’ collisions with planes to learn the patterns of certain bird species and how future dangerous incidents can be avoided.
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