News tagged with aerodynamics

Jump rope aerodynamics

Jump ropes are used by kids for fun and by athletes for training. But what about the underlying physics? How do jump ropes work? Can important engineering principles be studied?

Nov 22, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

Flying fish glide as well as birds

How well do flying fish fly? This is the question that puzzled Haecheon Choi from Seoul National University, Korea. Measuring aerodynamic forces on dried darkedged-wing flying fish in a wind tunnel, Choi and ...

Sep 10, 2010 5 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast

The Next Big Wave

Dan Bolfing, like energy guru Amory Lovins, thinks the greatest advances in transportation efficiencies can be attained with lighter weight vehicles and better aerodynamics.

May 21, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

Winter Olympics Science Notes: Skeleton

Shake your head as hard as you can for about one minute. That's how aerospace engineer Timothy Wei describes the sport of skeleton. And by the way, within that minute, athletes also travel head-first around ...

Feb 23, 2010 4 / 5 (6) 1