Defense Dept. Funds "Flying Snake" StudySubmitted by SteveMT on Tue, 11/23/2010 - 15:28
What weapons are the military conjuring up now? These snakes are real, but there are already too many flying snakes in government. See 23 second video at link.
U.S. funds study of flying snakes
Published: Nov. 23, 2010 at 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is funding research to discover how species of Asian snakes are able to glide long distances through the air, researchers say.
Researchers at Virginia Tech are studying how snakes of the genus Chrysopelea, found in Southeast Asia, India and southern China, glide without the benefit of any wings or wing-like parts, The Washington Post reported Monday.
The snakes undulate from side to side, almost as if slithering through the air, to glide from the tops of 200-foot tall trees to land almost 800 feet away.