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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
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.
Albatrosses leverage the energy of the wind to fly with essentially no mechanical cost to themselves, very rarely flapping their wings, and new work published Sep. 5 in the open access journal PLOS ONE offers insight into how exactly they accomplish this feat.
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
Las Vegas Powered Paragliding LLC provides a combination of Paragliding services that can't be found anywhere else in southern Nevada.
Gripping tightly to a tree trunk, at first sight a colugo might be mistaken for a lemur.
Researcher Walker Smith of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, has been conducting shipboard studies of biological productivity in Antarctica's Ross Sea for the last three decades.
A team of scientists have tracked the movement of European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) along the Africa-Eurasia migration flyway with the help of tiny radio transmitters.
A thermal column is a column of rising air in lower altitudes of the atmosphere. Thermal columns are created by uneven heating patterns of the Earth's surface from solar radiation. The sun warms the ground, and the air directly above the ground begins to warm. As the warm air expands, it becomes less dense than the air around it and rises. As the warmer air rises, it cools due to its expansion in lower high-altitude pressures. When it cools to the same temperature as the surrounding air, it...
The Greater Glider (Petauroides volans), is a large gliding possum found in Australia. It is more related to the Lemur-like Ringtail possum than it is to the lesser gliding possums of its genus. The Greater Glider is found in wet forestland from Mossman, Queensland, to Daylesford, Victoria. The Greater Glider is roughly the size of a cat and is a nocturnal and solitary herbivore feeding mostly on Eucalyptus leaves and buds. Like its relative the Lemur-like Ringtail, the Greater Glider is...
The Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus), also known as the Pygmy Gliding Possum, is the world's smallest gliding mammal. It is named for its long feather-shaped tail. Although only the size of a very small mouse 2.56 to 3.15 in and .35 to .49 oz (65 to 80 mm and 10 to 14 g), it can leap and glide long distances from tree to tree. It can glide up to 27 yards (25 meters). Like other gliding mammals, the Feathertail Glider has a skin membrane between the fore and hind legs. It is thicker...
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...