#1185: Faminebusters

If you want to distribute aid packages from the air, dropping them in one lump can be dangerous and ineffective (the impact of packages on each other can destroy the contents and the whole lot may disappear into a single lake).

Today’s invention makes use of the lift force generated on a spinning cylinder.

Drop cylindrical packages after they have been spun up to a random speed (and direction) on board the plane (using eg a rolling road device).

As they fall, the packages experience different lateral forces, causing them to disperse over a large area.

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