News tagged with snake

The search serpent: The next wave in robotics

How does one design a robot that maneuvers in three dimensions and navigates all manner of terrain? Those are the main challenges that Howie Choset at Carnegie Mellon University is attempting to tackle.

dateMay 17, 2011 in Robotics
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UFO cross-section gives snakes a lift

Snakes aren't usually renowned for their ability to fly, but Chrysopelea snakes from southeast Asia regularly launch themselves from trees into the air gliding for 10s of meters before touch down. In a bid to understand how ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Burmese pythons slithering their way north?

(AP) -- One by one, seven slithering Burmese pythons were dumped into a snake pit surrounded by 400 feet of reinforced fence at the Savannah River Ecology Lab in South Carolina.

dateJun 24, 2009 in Ecology
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NASA's Hubble sees a stranger in the crowd

The constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) is the largest of the Zodiac constellations, and the second largest overall after Hydra (The Water Snake). Its most appealing feature, however, is the sheer number ...

dateJul 22, 2013 in Astronomy
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Snake robot on Mars?

The ESA wants its operations on other planets to have greater mobility and manoeuvrability. SINTEF researchers are looking into whether snake robots could be the answer.

dateSep 16, 2013 in Space Exploration
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How cobras form hood flares

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cobras, and several other groups of unrelated snakes, form a menacing hood flare by expanding the sides of their necks as part of a defensive display. Now scientists in the US have identified ...

dateApr 20, 2010 in Plants & Animals report
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US bans import of Burmese pythons

The United States announced Tuesday it is banning the import of Burmese pythons and three other species of giant constrictor snakes due to the danger they pose to local wildlife.

dateJan 17, 2012 in Ecology
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