News tagged with snake

What to do if you are bitten by a snake

Should you be the victim of a snakebite, the best thing you can do is get to a hospital as quickly as possible, according to a new review article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). Curren ...

Dec 01, 2010
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When bird meets machine, bioinspired flight

Working at a crossroad between biology and engineering, scientists have modeled and are now mimicking the ingenious natural design of falling geckoes, gliding snakes, cruising seagulls, flapping insects and ...

Nov 24, 2010
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Flying snakes, caught on tape (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- New video analysis and mathematical modeling by engineers at Virginia Tech reveals how certain types of snakes can "fly" by flinging themselves off their perches, flattening their bodies, ...

Nov 23, 2010
3.9 / 5 (11) 3 | with audio podcast

Robot snake 'Uncle Sam' now climbs trees (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Uncle Sam, Carnegie Mellon's latest robotic snake, has been taught to climb trees. The snake is the newest version of "modsnake" created by the Biorobotics Laboratory at the Carnegie Mellon ...

Sep 07, 2010 report
4.4 / 5 (18) 8 | with audio podcast