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2010-09-10 08:33:53

We're all familiar with birds that are as comfortable diving as they are flying but only one family of fish has made the reverse journey.

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2010-06-22 09:50:00

Tracking fish across Alaska’s vast continental shelves can present a challenge to any scientist studying Alaska’s seas. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have successfully tested a possible solution in the form of underwater gliders.

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2009-10-10 08:42:34

Underwater robotic gliders help reveal why massive oceanic expanses are losing virtually all of their marine life every summer.

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2009-07-17 11:45:00

Scientists have discovered that a tiny lizard drifts slowly to the ground like a feather when it falls.

2009-06-05 15:02:00

The U.S.

2008-08-25 03:00:25

By Joe Nelson SAN BERNARDINO - A plan to build nearly 1,000 tract homes, townhomes and flats on a 404-acre swath of the foothills above Cal State San Bernardino has environmentalists and hang-gliding enthusiasts worried. For 15 years, Los Angeles-based Inland Communities Corp.

2008-08-25 03:00:25

By Joe Nelson SAN BERNARDINO - A plan to build nearly 1,000 tract homes, townhomes and flats on a 404-acre swath of the foothills above Cal State San Bernardino has environmentalists and hang-gliding enthusiasts worried. For 15 years, Los Angeles-based Inland Communities Corp.

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2008-02-07 17:05:00

The "flying" lemur of Malaysia is the champion of all gliding mammals. Researchers are discovering how these animals move with the help of a miniature backpack outfitted with accelerometers.

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2008-02-07 18:10:00

Taking a page out of a science fiction story, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Webb Research Corporation have successfully flown the first environmentally powered robotic vehicle through the ocean.

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2006-12-13 13:05:00

A new fossil discovery from China shows that a tiny squirrel-like creature glided through the air during the age of dinosaurs, more than 75 million years earlier than scientists had documented that ability in a mammal.


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2009-07-18 15:14:24

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...

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2007-08-23 07:16:31

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...

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2006-12-12 13:43:59

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...

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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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