writes: There are several Asian snakes of the genus Chrysopelea that can sort of fly —
they undulate from side to side, in almost an air-slithering, to create an aerodynamic system. It allows them to travel from the top of the biggest trees in the region (almost 200 feet high) to a spot about 780 feet away from the tree's trunk.
Unfortunately, you will have to wait until November 24th to read more about it.
While initially funded by National Geographic, it seems that DARPA has recently picked up the tab. With all of their works with robots and the like, I wonder if it is time to welcome our Aerobatic Robotic Reptilian Overlords?