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Hunting for the finest droplet
on November 23, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Modern passenger airplanes already consume less than three liters fuel per one hundred kilometers and passenger. Scientists are currently working on further improving this value. In addition, engineers plan to optimize the combustion process such that exhaust gas emission is reduced considerably. For this purpose, they use supercomputers and simulation methods that are usually applied for tsunami calculations or for water effects in computer games. […]
The physics behind dandelion seed plume dispersal...
on November 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm
The fluffy dandelion seed head infuriates gardeners, but delights physicists. That’s because those seeds may lend key insights into the physics of parachutes, useful for designing small drones, or micro air vehicles. Investigators reveal why, at low Reynolds numbers, the rules for big parachutes don’t apply to small dandelions. […]
Camouflaging an optical chip to render it...
on November 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm
Researchers have achieved a breakthrough in manipulating light to render an object, such as an optical chip, invisible. […]
Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take...
on October 30, 2017 at 7:44 pm
The International Air Transport Association predicts that 7.2 billion passengers will fly in 2035, nearly doubling the 3.8 billion in 2016. So how do we make flying easier on the environment? Instead of petroleum, researchers have now developed new processes to ramp up production of bio-based fuel made from corncobs and wood chips. […]
Underwater sound waves help scientists locate...
on October 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm
A new method to locate the precise time and location that objects fall into our oceans has now been developed. […]