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(Phys Org2)   How does the paradise tree snake fly without a motherfarking plane?   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Chrysopelea, Snake, Chrysopelea paradisi, paradise tree snake flies, Jake Socha, interdisciplinary team, biomechanics of snake flight, aerial undulation  
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2020-06-29 1:18:07 PM  
4 votes:
I wouldn't call a place with flying snakes "Paradise" but whatever.
2020-06-29 5:52:57 PM  
3 votes:

Nonpo: Thank you interdisciplinary team of scientists for your 20 years of work that lead to discovering that aerial undulation enhances rotational stability in flying snakes. How ever could we have lived without this knowledge?

Pure science may seem like a waste, but who knows what this work will lead to in more practical areas. Better understandings of aerodynamics and computer modeling could have plenty of applications. Also, all knowledge is valuable.
2020-06-30 8:14:11 AM  
1 vote:
"Notice that they do not so much fly as plummet."
2020-06-29 8:15:12 PM  
1 vote:

hubiestubert: Y'all laugh now, but when robo-snake drones fly without noisy props, and can deliver either a rechargeable taser shock or a cocktail of different drugs, who's going to be laughing then?

Skynet. Skynet will be laughing. After giving the next generation of Terminators robo-snake wangs just for terrifying giggles.

Heard about this on NPR this afternoon.  Actually is interesting and yes somebody they talked to mentioned what they have learned in the development of drones.
2020-06-29 7:49:18 PM  
1 vote:

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: I am waiting eagerly for heat-seeking flying snake dildos.

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