The Flying Seeds


Allah says: 

"such is the artistry of God, who disposes of all things in perfect order: for he is well acquainted with all that ye do." [Quran 27:88]

let us look attentively at the precise creation of the great creator….

Researches demonstrate that animals are not the only organisms capable of flight. Many plants have winged seeds that glide or spiral to the ground. They can even catch an updraft and soar for long distances.


The above image reveals a maple seed pods remain airborne for miles by harnessing the power of tornado-like vortexes generated as they spin.

The flat, elongated pods are densest at their seed-containing ends, a configuration that causes them to rotate while falling. Rotation produces the pods’ nickname — whirlybirds — and creates tiny vortexes above their leading edges. By pulling in air, a vortex lowers air pressure above a pod’s surface, effectively sucking it upwards.

According to the researchers, the pods are fully twice as aerodynamic while falling, and more efficient than standard aircraft wings and helicopter blades. Such vortexes are also found in hovering insects and bats, and may represent “a convergent aerodynamic solution in both animals and plants.

Scientists believe that this solution could eventually inform the design of micro-helicopters and parachutes attached to planet-exploring robotic probes, raising the rather delicious possibility of humanity spreading through space.



Image for red maple seeds, these seeds inspired human to an invention which can be utilized in a military use.

Human imitates seeds

Can anyone imagine that? Human imitates seeds… how come? A University of Maryland engineering student is using Mother Nature to develop an invention that could be helpful to national defense and that by using a maple seed to develop an invention is part of a larger school of thought at the engineering school.

To see a video about the invention click here



Sending a small remote-controlled craft to a biological emergency is one possible application, also it could be dropped on an enemy nation with its camera flashing, yet look like a bird. It can navigate caves or map territory. 

Researchers believe that they can learn from the perfect designs of nature. But does it make any sense for any rational man to believe that vague and blind nature can design that perfect techniques?

Allah says: 

Say: "Who is the Lord and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) God." Say: "Do ye then take (for worship) protectors other than Him, such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Are the blind equal with those who see? Or the depths of darkness equal with light?" Or do they assign to God partners who have created (anything) as He has created, so that the creation seemed to them similar? Say: "God is the Creator of all things: He is the One, the Supreme and Irresistible." [Quran 13:16]

Allah the creator of everything taught the seeds how to fly, also He almighty had exploited these seeds to learn human some useful techniques. Allah says:

"And He has subjected to you, as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth: Behold, in that are Signs indeed for those who reflect" [Quran 45:13

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By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel

References:
  1. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/06/whirlybirds
  2. http://wcbstv.com/watercooler/flight.of.maple.2.1260226



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