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Missing Patent for Wright Bros' 'Flying Machine' Found in Cave

The 'holy grail' of lost documents hadn't been seen in decades

(Newser) - Missing for decades, the Wright brothers' patent for their "Flying Machine" was found last month in a manila envelope among 15-foot-high stacks of patent files in a limestone cave outside a small Kansas city. The Washington Post has a fascinating story on how the "holy grail" of missing... More »

Man Flies by Flapping Homemade Bird Wings

'Best feeling of my life,' says free-as-a-bird Jarno Smeets

(Newser) - For a few astounding moments, a Dutch engineer was as free as a bird —and flew like one, too. (Note: Some CGI experts think it's a hoax .) Calling it the "best feeling I have felt in my life," Jarno Smeets seemingly took to the air... More »

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