The returning boomerang

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Clip from Aussie Inventions that Changed the World  |  Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  The History Channel  |  August 5, 2019

The boomerang is one of Australia's unique emblems and humanity's first heavier-than-air flying machine. Its aerofoil design wings prove that Indigenous Australians understood the physics of aerodynamics at least 20,000 - possibly even 60,000 - years before the field of aeronautical engineering was established. Its returning spin is achieved by one wing moving faster than the other, known now as gyroscopic precession.

The boomerang is one of Australia's unique emblems and humanity's first heavier-than-air flying machine. Its aerofoil design wings prove that Indigenous Australians understood the physics of aerodynamics at least 20,000 - possibly even 60,000 - years before the field of aeronautical engineering was established. Its returning spin is achieved by one wing moving faster than the other, known now as gyroscopic precession.

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