News tagged with aerodynamics

DeltaWing concept car to race at Le Mans

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Le Mans endurance race is a 24-hour competition that features cars that typically have an engine that comes in at over five liters. One team, known as the Project 56 group, has created ...

dateJun 10, 2011 in Engineering weblog
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MASSIVE advances in aerodynamics

Engineers are closer to understanding, and therefore manipulating, invisible aerodynamic drag forces, that cause an estimated 50 per cent of transportation fuel to be lost before we can use it.

dateAug 30, 2012 in General Physics
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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 ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Other
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Researchers build robotic bat wing (w/ video)

The strong, flapping flight of bats offers great possibilities for the design of small aircraft, among other applications. By building a robotic bat wing, Brown researchers have uncovered flight secrets of ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Robotics
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