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2014-10-17 16:20:40

DUBLIN, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ctc84n/global_and) has announced the addition of the

2014-04-22 23:04:38

FPX improves sales with the addition of a best-in-class contract management automation to its suite of cloud-based Sales enablement solutions. Dallas, Texas

flying Paradise tree snake
2014-03-05 04:36:43

The flying Paradise tree snakes of lowland Asia are renowned for their ability to glide from tree to tree and a new study in the journal Physics of Fluids has shown that these reptiles ride tiny vortices of air that give them a little extra boost.

2014-03-04 12:24:07

A team of researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes finds that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014

2013-02-14 23:04:25

Unlike typical passive standers, the 'active' standing Evolv Glider™ allows users to move the handles with their arms which creates a reciprocal movement in the legs.

High-Tech Robotic Fish Glides Through Water With Great Ease
2013-01-17 12:54:52

Scientists from the Michigan State University made a number of improvements on a high-tech robotic fish to make it glide through the water with the greatest of ease.

2012-07-08 23:00:16

Never in the history of flight has a pilot flown 475 miles using only the sun and a small wing attached to their body. Zapata, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2012

2011-08-09 00:00:28

Las Vegas Powered Paragliding LLC provides a combination of Paragliding services that can't be found anywhere else in southern Nevada.

2011-07-28 12:50:53

Gripping tightly to a tree trunk, at first sight a colugo might be mistaken for a lemur.


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Yellow-bellied Glider, Petaurus australis
2013-08-16 10:22:01

The yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) is a species of gliding possum that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Victoria to northern Queensland. It prefers a habitat within eucalypt forests, at elevations of up to 2,296 feet above sea level. This species holds two recognized subspecies, one of which is locally common and one that is rare to encounter. The yellow-bellied glider can reach an average body length of 11.8 inches, with an average tail length...

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2006-12-12 13:41:46

The Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) is a flying possum of the marsupial family Petauridae. It is one of the wrist-winged gliders of the Petaurus genus. Like most of the wrist-winged gliders, the Squirrel Glider is endemic to Australia. It is about twice the size of the related Sugar Glider (P. breiceps). The Squirrel Glider eats mostly fruit and insects. They can glide up to 16.4 yards (15 m) from tree to tree. They tend not to glide in captivity.

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2006-12-12 13:40:07

The Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis), which is named for its mahogany-brown color, is a highly endangered possum. They are very similar in appearance to both the smaller sized Sugar Glider and Squirrel Glider. The Mahogany Glider is restricted to a very small area, between Ingham and Tully in North Queensland, Australia. The reason for the Mahogany Glider being one of Australia's most threatened species is loss of habitat. About 80% of habitat having been cleared for the growing of...

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2006-12-12 13:36:41

The Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps), sometimes called the Flying Sugar, is a small gliding possum. It is native to eastern and northern mainland Australia, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago, and introduced to Tasmania. Physical description The Sugar Glider is around 6.3 to 7.5 in (16 to 20 cm) long, with a tail almost as long as the body. It weighs between 3 and 5.3 oz (90 to 150 g). The fur is generally pearl grey, with black and cream patches at the base of the black or grey...

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