News tagged with aerodynamics

Bats use weighty wings to land upside down

Compared to birds and insects, bats have heavy wings for their body size. Those comparatively cumbersome flappers might seem a detriment to maneuverability, but new research shows that bats' extra wing mass makes possible ...

dateNov 16, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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New glass almost as tough as steel

(—A team of researchers with The University of Tokyo and Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute has created a type of glass that is stronger than many metals. In their paper published in the journal Scientific ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Condensed Matter report
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Building the world's fastest downhill racer

I'd like to say that it's not every day you get asked to try to break a world record with a speed-obsessed truck mechanic from Grimsby, but for us at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research it's starting to become a bit ...

dateNov 19, 2014 in Engineering
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