Robotic fish glides almost indefinitely

Michigan State University scientists say their latest robot fish can glide almost forever, using little to no energy, while gathering data on water quality.

Flying snakes offer lessons to military

Researchers funded by the Department of Defense have been analyzing the way certain species of snake can glide from tree to tree.

Virgin spaceship makes first free flight

Sir Richard Branson's VSS Enterprise spaceship made its first manned free flight yesterday, gliding from 45,000 feet to a textbook landing at Mojave Air and Spaceport.