Flying snakes - Virginia Tech

Flying snakes - Virginia Tech

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Flying snakes - Virginia Tech

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Without wings, or any appendages at all, flying snakes are able to glide through the air under control. Jake Socha, an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering, investigates the peculiar adaptations that allow the snakes to change their body shape from a cylinder to a shape capable of flight.

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  • www.npr.org   The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes : The Protojournalist ...

    Mar 07, 2014 · Prof. Jake Socha of Virginia Tech demonstrates the gliding abilities of the paradise flying snake. YouTube

    http://www.npr.org/sections/theprotojournalist/2014/03/07/286833436/the-elegant-secrets-of-flying-snakes

  • www.dailypress.com   Flying snakes: They're not on planes, they're launching ...

    And believe it or not, experts say flying snakes are even better at gliding than flying squirrels. ... Virginia Tech; Loading. Communities; Trending; Contact us; Obits;

    http://www.dailypress.com/news/science/dp-flying-snakes-20140306-post.html

  • www.vnews.com   Study: Flying Snakes Really Do Exist | Valley News

    Mar 23, 2014 · ... Flying Snakes Really Do ... Flying snakes sound like creatures from a ... In collaboration with flying-snake expert Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, ...

    http://www.vnews.com/news/nation/world/11073500-95/study-flying-snakes-really-do-exist

  • www.livescience.com   Flying Snakes' Secret Revealed - LiveScience.com

    Nov 22, 2010 · Flying Snakes' Secret Revealed. ... Credit: Jake Socha, Virginia Tech. View full size image. The snake dangles 49 feet ... agile flying vehicles, Socha said.

    http://www.livescience.com/10258-flying-snakes-secret-revealed.html

  • www.newsmax.com   Researchers Learn More About How Flying Snakes Glide

    Flying Snakes, the airborne reptiles that seamlessly glide through the air to avoid predators, are being understood to a greater extent by researchers regarding the ...

    http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/flying-snakes-researchers/2014/03/10/id/557054/

  • www.sciencedaily.com   Flying snakes, caught on camera -- ScienceDaily

    Flying snakes, caught on camera Date: November 23, 2010 Source: American Institute of Physics Summary: New video analysis and mathematical modeling by engineers ...

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101122200555.htm

  • www.sciencedaily.com   What makes flying snakes such gifted gliders? -- ScienceDaily

    What makes flying snakes such gifted gliders? Date: March 4, 2014 Source: George Washington University Summary: They slither, they hiss, they… fly?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140304113136.htm

  • wvpublic.org   The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes | West Virginia ...

    Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree? A team of American s

    http://wvpublic.org/post/elegant-secrets-flying-snakes

  • blog.chron.com   True or false: There are snakes that can fly - SciGuy

    Forget snakes on a plane, these flying snakes are real. There are five species of snake in southeast Asia — not Texas, thankfully — that can glide from tree to ...

    http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2014/02/true-or-false-there-are-snakes-that-can-fly/

  • www.foxnews.com   How flying snakes are like UFOs

    a biomechanics researcher at Virginia Tech. "You never find this kind of shape in any other animal flyer; you don't find it in engineered flyers. We didn't know if that was a good shape to have." [See Images of the Flying Snake] The weird flying snake ...

    FOX News   •   4 years ago

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/01/31/flying-snake-morphs-into-ufo-shape-to-glide.html

  • www.cbc.ca   Flying snakes have 'surprising aerodynamic' bodies

    flying snakes have surprisingly good aerodynamic qualities. '[T]hey're much more scared of you than you are of them. If you are near them, they're gliding away from you and not at you.' — Jake Socha, Virginia Tech Scientists studying the amazing gliding ...

    CBC   •   4 years ago

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/flying-snakes-have-surprising-aerodynamic-bodies-1.2518342

  • www.livescience.com   Flying Snake Morphs into UFO Shape to Glide

    a biomechanics researcher at Virginia Tech. "You never find this kind of shape in any other animal flyer; you don't find it in engineered flyers. We didn't know if that was a good shape to have." [See Images of the Flying Snake] The weird flying snake ...

    Live Science   •   4 years ago

    http://www.livescience.com/42958-how-flying-snake-glides.html

  • www.npr.org   The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

    Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree? A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech ...

    NPR News   •   4 years ago

    http://www.npr.org/sections/theprotojournalist/2014/03/07/286833436/the-elegant-secrets-of-flying-snakes

  • www.washingtonpost.com   Pentagon seeks flying snakes' secret

    An unusual breed of Asian snakes can glide long distances in the air, and the Defense Department is funding research at Virginia Tech to find out why. Most animals that glide do so with fixed wings or a winglike part. But not the "flying snakes" of ...

    Marc Kaufman   •   Washington Post   •   7 years ago

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/22/AR2010112207014.html

  • www.interaksyon.com   Ophidiophobics beware: flying snakes have great aerodynamics

    Researchers led by Jake Socha, an expert in biomechanics at Virginia Tech ... of flying fish and even gliding squid. Scientists are eager to unlock the secrets of flying snakes, especially considering that a snake shape would seem to be bad for aerodynamics.

    interaksyon.com   •   4 years ago

    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/79868/ophidiophobics-beware-flying-snakes-have-great-aerodynamics

  • www.ksl.com   Flying snakes use UFO shape to glide, study says

    BLACKSBURG, Va. — Snakes slithering through the air may sound terrifying to some, but now the mystery of how they do it has been solved by researchers at Virginia Tech. Snakes of the Chrysolopea genus can slither through the air for up to 100 feet ...

    KSL   •   4 years ago

    http://www.ksl.com/?sid=28613014

  • www.tgdaily.com   Flying snakes offer lessons to military

    Researchers funded by the Department of Defense have been analyzing the way certain species of snake can glide from tree to tree. A Virginia Tech team studied Chrysopelea paradisi - one of five species of 'flying' snake - as they launched themselves from …

    Emma Woollacott   •   TG Daily   •   7 years ago

    http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/52661-flying-snakes-offer-lessons-to-military

  • www.youtube.com   Flying snakes - Virginia Tech - YouTube

    Without wings, or any appendages at all, flying snakes are able to glide through the air under control. Jake Socha, an assistant professor in the ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxlaf8dMPzE

  • www.bbc.co.uk   Secrets of flying snakes revealed - BBC News

    Jan 30, 2014 · Video embedded · Media caption Professor Jake Socha, from Virginia Tech in the US, describes how the snakes transform their shape. The mystery of how flying snakes …

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25943693

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