Nano Hummingbird, a Spy Bird

Yesterday I have visited uncle's hub (Micky Dee) about “Bird”. I thought this could be a great hub if I write the same topic with him. At the same time I also read about a bird in my local newspaper. But this is not a common bird. I talk to you later. Actually I am bird lovers. I love how beautiful the birds sing. Just remember when we go to the forest and try to hear the sound of nature by accompanied of the bird singing. It’s so relaxing. For us who love meditation, the bird sound also helps us to relax. From my uncle’s hub, I can found many types of bird. This could become my inspiration to make this hub.

Don’t be surprised if this hub related with technology. This is not the real bird. Be careful if this bird fly around your neighborhood and watch your activity every day. This is a project that is being developed by United States Defense Department or we called Pentagon (US Army) through the scientist. They have developed a pocket size of Nano Hummingbird. This bird has a function as a spy robot. A robot but it can fly. They made this with a little size, like a tiny hummingbird. I liked hummingbird so much. This bird was beautiful and cute. They make this robot as a substitute for spy planes though it’s not much bigger than a common spy plane.

courtesy of http://www.technovelgy.com
courtesy of http://www.technovelgy.com

I wish it can be fly and beautiful like these birds:

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This robot can fly like a little hummingbird and flapping its wings like the real bird. This bird has a length of 16 cm (6.5 inches) and weighing less than 15 grams (2/3 ounce). Nano hummingbird can fly with the speed up to 17 km per hour. I heard that Pentagon was need almost five years to develop nano hummingbird. Don’t be surprise with the cost about $ 4 million. Wow...this is a big cost just for an artificial bird. This bird equipped by tiny camera. This camera has a function as spying the enemies in the battle.  I also find something unique about this robot. Nano hummingbird wasn’t detected by radar and it can blend with the environment. The scientist hopes this bird can fly across the open window and perched above the power cord. There’s a demonstration by the AeroVironment (this is a company which made nano hummingbird, a company partner of Pentagon). Another source said that the Phase II contract awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) program). The result is this bird can fly for eight minutes. In this demonstration, this bird can be in and out of the building and could fly in the wind speed about 8 km / hour.  Todd Hylton as the Hummingbird project manager said “this invention was good as a pilot project for the new generation of spy plane with good performance and appearance like a bird”. Personally, I like the aerodynamic of this bird. This is a little machine which could fly on the sky. This is the new form of man-made flight.

courtesy of http://www.worldbulletin.net
courtesy of http://www.worldbulletin.net

Actually, two years ago this company has created the first prototype of nano hummingbird. At that time this bird could flew about twenty seconds. Recently, this bird could fly in eight minutes. I heard the team try to make this bird can fly longer than before. This is really great hand-made prototype. We can see all system in flight like: motors, batteries, communication system and also video camera. I hope we hear good news and this invention has a function not only for the battle reason but also can use for good purpose like for humanity. We can also use this robot for spying the criminal like a drug cartel, illegal transaction, chasing the robber who use the car for escape (for this case we need the fastest bird like a car). I believe the criminal don’t know about this bird which spying their activity. This is like a live report. Of course the Pentagon must share this invention with the Police Department. Please enjoy the video below:

You can also read my uncle's hub (Micky Dee) about "birds" at :

  • Cardinals, Cardinal Sins, Etc.

    North Carolina's state bird is the northern cardinal (cardinalis cardinalis). To say that a bird is a cardinal, however, could mean a few things. One is that the bird belongs to the family cardinalidae, as some grosbeaks and buntings do. And a Cardinal should be able to recite at least one Catechism.

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

They're getting pretty good at this stuff,thanks for showing us,Prasetio.;)


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

Hi this is an awesome hub. I think hummingbirds are such cute little things. You are an awesome writer my friend.

Voted up.

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Mentalist acer. I am glad to share this information with you. Have a nice weekend!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Rhonda. You made my morning so beautiful by reading your comment. Thanks for give attention and give your vote to this hub. Your comment really appreciated. God bless you!

Love and peace,


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

I knew it was just a matter of time, Pras, before our government figured out a way to make a 'spy-bird.' They are going to give beautiful, genuine hummingbirds a bad name.

Thanks for this newsflash and the videos - they are really surprising.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Prasetio, Excellent hub! There really is a tranquility to the sound of birds melodically singing… However this is not an actual bird but instead a fascinating technological advancement! A "Nano spy bird..." What interesting times we are living in… Thank you for once again presenting another wonderful, interesting and informative hub! In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, drbj for share your thought about this topic. Hummingbirds is a beautiful name of the bird. I hope you enjoy this information. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Deborrah for coming to this hub. I agree with you about the birds melody. The birds sound so melodious. Comparable with the beauty of their feathers. I am proud to present this hub as a great invention. God bless you. Take care!

Love and peace,


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

This is interesting! Now it has to be improved to the size of a fly (against the wall). Unfortunately I will never be able to afford one. But may it become a blessing and NOT an instrument in the hands of evil and corrupted people.

Prasetio, you are The Spy, finding all the most amazing things in this world just to enlighten us. You’re the king of spies, just crowned. I’m so grateful to be your follower. Take care.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, MartieCOester for always support my hub. I am proud to be your friend because you are of my favorite hubber. Thanks you very much for your compliment about me. I am glad to know how you also interest with kind of this technology. Maybe we have the same wish like you, if Pentagon can make this smaller than a hummingbird. I thought hummingbird is a good soy. No one can predict that this is a spy robot. Have a nice weekend, my friend. Take care!

Love and peace,


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Buttons up my nephew! Wait - Prasetio - maybe all those cardinals are really nanos?


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, my uncle. Thanks for dropping by. I hope nano hummingbirds like all those cardinals. God bless you and thank you very much for give your vote. Have a nice weekend.

Your nephew, prasetio


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Fascinating hub. I saw this little spy this morning on television!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, POP for coming to this hub. I am glad to hear this news from you. God bless you. Take care!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Wow, a Spy Bird, what will they think of next? What Beautiful pictures Prasetio and such an interesting Hub. Thanks for sharing.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

You bird pictures a beautiful. As far as the robot bird is concerned there should be some restrictions on its use.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Stunning photos of real hummers, and interesting video. Four million dollars is a lot of money. I hope they put it to good use. Very interesting Pras


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Such amazing photography in this superb hub. They are such delicate creatures; thank you. Voted up and beautiful.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Brilliant Prasetio, you always research and show such amazing information. Beautiful photos too.

Voting up and pressing those tabs.


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Wow, how amazing is this, who would of guess, a hummingbird. Just like you dear Prasetio, I love birds and hummingbirds have very special meaning to the Native American Indians. If the come up to you or when your door is open the fly inside, very good luck will befall you. Great hub my darlin friend, rate up up up love & peace darski


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

It's a brilliant invention, but now that it's well publicized you would think the "enemy" would be on the lookout for hummingbirds. I guess it would only work in environments conducive to hummingbirds so I guess that leaves out our cold weather adversaries. LOL. I'm with Martie, a fly makes better sense. I do love the photos. Rated up.


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nifty@50 5 years ago

Great hub! Congrats on the hub score, you deserve it!


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

Congrats on your 100, Prasetio! I heard about these too lately - has me a tad worried to tell the truth!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, b.Malin. I am glad you enjoy this information. I hope the best for this invention, especially for humankind purpose. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, dahoglund. Thanks for coming and share your thought about this topic. I agree with you related with the cost for this project. Have a great day!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Absolutely wonderful hub. It is so interesting and I also adore humming birds. You did an awesome job as usual. God

Bless.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Fossillady. I am glad to see you again. Of course, I hope this stuff have a good purpose and put it to good use, like you said before. Cheers...

Blessing and hugs,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Genna East. I hope you enjoy this information about cute hummingbirds robot. Thanks for give your vote. Take care! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, acaetnna. Thanks for compliment to this and vote this up. I hope we stay keep in touch. God bless you!

Your best friend, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Darski for dropping by. You give beautiful comment. I never knew about that. I wish this bird come up to my house and I'll open the door. Maybe my wish will come true and I get a good luck. You made my morning so beautiful. I really appreciate your vote. Take care!

Love and peace, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Green Lotus. You have nice comment based your thought. I am glad to know this from you. Actually I have the same idea with you, I hope bad guy doesn't knew this invention and this robot can used in various condition and weather. I really appreciate your vote. Have a good day!

Blessing and hugs,


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

You are soooooooooooo informational on your hubs! I learn so much visiting your hubs! Voted-Up!!!!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Great hub and great photos. Hummingbirds are very cool, except that government made one. Anytime they throw money at that kind of stuff they're up to no good. Don't be fooled my friend! Peace!! Tom


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rpalulis 5 years ago from NY

Very impressive and kinda creepy, I hope I don't see this bird flying around me-lol. That is an expensive little bird. Great hub as always my friend you always bring us the most fascinating hubs, keep up the great work! Rated up and awesome.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

It's always good to learn about new technology. My favotite past-time, in the summer, is watching Hummingbirds. I had the same ones every day and gave them all names. Thank you for a great hub.

Cheers


tnderhrt23 5 years ago

You write some most interesting, informative hubs, prasetio! The ramifications for this kind of technology are fascinating and scary at the same time. Your pictures and videos are awesome too! Great job with this!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Hello Prasetio - just back again to congratulate you on reaching your 100 hubscore - you so deserve it, your articles are always so informative and unique.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Wow. We spare no expense for 'war' and spying machines. Great hub.


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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Fascinating hub as usual Prasetio, and who would have thought that they could have thought up something so ingenious


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

I am not shocked that you have written another phenomenal Hub, but the interesting and unique information that you find, research and build each Hub with is amazing. Does 4 million gets just one hummingbird? Excellent Writer! Thank you and the very Best Prasetio


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Amazing information and a beautiful hub! Even though the invention is great technology it can´t be compared with the real birds when it comes to beauty! Not yet anyway:) You are a great source and give me research, news and amazing things in this world. It is always a pleasure to read your hubs!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, nifty@50. I am glad to see you again. I also happy to see my score climb up.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, Wow! whatever next? now I will be keeping my eyes open for a suspicious looking bird! lol thanks again for the great info, you always find the best things! cheers nell rated up!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Audrey. I am hope I can do the best for my next hub. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Nice to see you, Pamela. Thanks for your compliment to this hub and I know that you love hummingbird too. See you...


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, drpastorcarlotta. I am glad to see you here. Thanks your compliment. I hope your day always beautiful. God bless you. Cheers.....


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Tom. I am glad to see you here. I really appreciate your comment. I know this invention waste a lot of money. Let see this with positive thinking. I hope you understand. Have a good day, my friend. Take care!

Your best friend, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, rpalulis. Thanks for coming and rate this hub. I love this bird and I liked your comment too. I know this is expensive bird. But I hope we can appreciate their work to make this invention. I hope the benefit comparable with the cost. God bless you.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Ruby. Nice to see you here and to know how you love the hummingbirds. This bird is one of the bird I've known. I love to hear the bird singing and enjoy the beautiful feather. I thought you have the same idea with me. God bless you. Take care!

Love and peace,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, tnderhrt23. I am glad you enjoy all information here. I hope we stay keep in touch...okay! Have a great day!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, acatenna. I am glad to see you here. Thanks for your compliment. I am honored with this. I promise to give the best for us. God bless you!

Your friend, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, BobbiRant for coming to this hub. I am glad to see you here. I know this is an expensive robot. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, BobbiRant for coming to this hub. I am glad to see you here. I know this is an expensive robot. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, CMHypno. Thanks for always support my hub. I also never thought to know this invention. This is a little birds with fascinating feature! I hope you enjoy this hub. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, LillyGrillzit. You made my day so special after reading your comment. I am glad that you enjoy this information. I have some motivations in doing the best for my next hub. I love reading and doing research to find useful information. You also my favorite writer. I hope we stay keep in touch in sharing useful information. God bless you.

Love and peace, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, thougtforce. Thanks for your compliment about this hub. I agree with you, we can compare this robot with the real hummingbird which really beautiful and cute. But, I am so happy to read your comment. I am honored with this. I hope you always enjoy and entertained every time you visit my hubs. Take care! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Nell. I am glad to see you again and how you enjoy this information. Thanks for always give attention to my hub and give your vote. I really appreciate your comment, very inspiring me in doing the best. God bless you.

Prasetio,


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Amazing stuff! Just hope that it will be put to good use. Just think of the good that could have been done with that same amount of money...people fed, sheltered, given needed medicine, etc. Once again, you bring unusual and interesting things to our attention by way of your hubs. Voted up as usual. God bless you Prasetio!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning (Indonesia time), Peggy. Thanks for dropping by and vote up this hub. I am glad to know you here. I agree with you about "just think of the good" though we can do something with this money like you said above. God bless you too, my dear.

Prasetio,


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

Great research prasetio,it was an enjoyable read.Also the video.But my opinion about the nano hummingbird is.....

What a waste of human resources that could have been put to better use like feeding the starving children in many countries....If one side can built a nano bird then the other side can built something to counter it...at 8 km/hour ??? that shouldn't be so hard ;) Perhaps they should arm it with nuclear capability (silly I know ;) just the way I feel about the inventor...Or make it hum a musical song. That would be a best seller with the kids at Christmas :)


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

I love hummingbirds, Its no wonder you've written about yet another magical and amazing blessing of earth. The hummingbird is a beautiful creator to marvel over. Well done and rated up! Love and Peace :) Katie


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, SilentReed. I am glad to know that you enjoy with this information. I really appreciated your comment. I thought most of us has the same idea that this invention is kind of wasting the money. IN other side there are many people who suffering out there and they need some help. I thought US Government has special budget for this project and other invention. I hope the best for us. God bless you...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Katie. Thanks for share your thought about this hub and give your vote to this information. Especially about hummingbird. This bird was really beautiful. The world so beautiful with the existence of hummingbirds. I hope you always healthy. Take care!

Blessing and hugs,


Jag svarar gärna på frågor 5 years ago

You've mananged to snap a really good shot right there. Hmm…


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twentyfive 5 years ago

Pretty bird! I wanna have one :p Great hub my friend. Rated up. God bless!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, twentyfive for coming to this hub and rate this up. I have the same idea with you. This robot looks cute like a real bird. I wanna touch this in person. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Such a wonderful hub and I do love hummingbirds. I have flowers to draw them in summer to sit and watch from a window, and pictures inside plus many in a collection of glassware so you can see how much this pleases me. Thank you.

Polly


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ColibriPhoto 5 years ago from Quito, Ecuador

The most ridiculous part of spending so much money on this little hummer is that hummingbirds are endemic to the Americas. Not very useful in areas where the US has the biggest threats. I guess they can send it to spy on Venezuela or Cuba but other than that what good is it.

Good hub Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, Polly for share this. I am glad to know that you liked hummingbirds. I thought you have nice experience with this birds. Your comment really appreciated. God bless you,

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good to see you, ColibriPhoto. Actually, I agree with you. But with positive thinking I hope everything goes well. You have a great idea about used this robot to spy Cuba, especially for spying drugs dealers. Have a good day!

Take care!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear Prasetio,

I also love humingbirds. They are my favorite. I look forward to spring to see them in my flowers.I wonder why they picked a hummingbird as a prototype for a spy bird? Maybe because it is so small,can move its wings very fast while staying in one place??? Maybe a bee will be next..:)Interesting hub. Thank you for all the information.

God Bless,

Sunnie


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Sunnie Day. I am glad to see you here. I heard that hummingbirds as the famous birds in USA. This is a reason why hummingbirds used by Pentagon as the spy robot. Maybe the enemy doesn't realize nano hummingbirds. The perfect camouflage. I am proud to present this hub for you. God bless you too.

Prasetio


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hi Prasetio,

What a super informative and entertaining hub. I must read more of your work! Thank you for such great info.

Best wishes,

Sharyn


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Sharyn's Slant. Thanks for dropping by. I am glad to know that you enjoy this information. Welcome to my hub, Sharyn and you always accepted here. God bless you!

Prasetio


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

What a neat invention. If I was inventing it I would use it to follow and study other birds. To hell with using it for war or negative reasons. Besides in some parts of my country some nasty people who are hunters might see it and shoot it down. Not my cup of tea at all. I guess it would not stay airborne for long as it is so small. Its power source would not last long. Mechanical flapping wings would presumably waste a lot of juice.

Amazing topic for a hub! Heh! Great! :)


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Cheeky Girl. Nice to see you here. I am glad you enjoy this information. Thanks for share your knowledge about this topic. I never predict about this if this bird facing the hunters. They thought this is the real bird. This is a prototype and it has small power. Maybe there's a good research in the future. Have a good day, my friend. Take care!

Prasetio


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

An awesome Hub! I loved learning about these nano hummingbirds. I love real hummingbirds too. Thank you for educating me again—as you always do, my friend. I enjoy your Hubs very much.

James


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, James for coming to this hub. I am glad to know that you loved hummingbirds too. I hope my hubs always entertaining you. You are the best hubber too. Nice to see you again. God bless you!

Prasetio,


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Just wonderful and educational too. I love these birds so much, when I take snap shots of them from now on maybe I'll look a bit closer. Ha, Ha! This is a very interesting devise though, thanks for sharing the info. again.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, fluffy77. I am glad to see you here and I know how this hub useful for you. I hope you entertained with this information. I am birds lovers too. Thank you very much. ~prasetio

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