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Change in geometry improves aerodynamics

Kids and dogs understand the force of air, when they stick their hands and heads out of moving cars only to feel them pushed back. It may be invisible, but air is like a see-through net dragging a vehicle back as it strains ...

Dec 23, 2013 4.1 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast

Ultracold gas mimics ultrahot plasma

Several years after Duke University researchers announced spectacular behavior of a low density ultracold gas cloud, researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed strikingly similar properties in a very hot ...

Feb 15, 2009 4.4 / 5 (7) 13

AFRL Proves Feasibility Of Plasma Actuators

The Air Force Research Laboratory is laying the groundwork to develop revolutionary hypersonic aerospace vehicles. AFRL is examining the feasibility of replacing traditional mechanical actuators, which move to control an ...

Apr 24, 2006 4.3 / 5 (6) 0