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(Phys Org2)   How does the paradise tree snake fly without a motherfarking plane?   (phys.org) 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 7:55:54 PM  
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Tom Marvolo Bombadil: 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?

And I thought my research was niche.

NobleHam: 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.

I am waiting eagerly for heat-seeking flying snake dildos.


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2020-06-29 5:21:11 PM  
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Isn't aerial undulation a thing in the Kama Sutra?
 
2020-06-29 6:03:09 PM  
2 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?


And I thought my research was niche.

NobleHam: 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.


I am waiting eagerly for heat-seeking flying snake dildos.
 
2020-06-29 6:45:05 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
2020-06-29 2:28:38 PM  
1 vote:
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?
 
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