News tagged with aerospace

Designing a super-aerodynamic wing

(Phys.org) —Air travel may be fast and convenient, but exhaust from the millions of flights that take-off and land each year worldwide is having an impact on the health of the planet. Fortunately, a Ryerson ...

Oct 28, 2013
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Researchers look to butterflies to improve flight

A better understanding of the aerodynamic properties of butterfly wings may lead to improved human-made flight, according to research at The University of Alabama recently funded by the National Science Foundation.

Oct 24, 2013
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First flight for radiation detector

(Phys.org) —A flying radiation detector that could be used to help with nuclear decommissioning and clean-up at sites such as Fukushima and Sellafield was recently tested in a specially designed experimental ...

Oct 08, 2013
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Making industrial plasma safer

(Phys.org) —EPFL scientists have uncovered the physics behind the formation of plasmoids – funnel-like, high-energy plasmas that can severely damage industrial plasma reactors, causing millions in repairs ...

Sep 18, 2013
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Robots strike fear in the hearts of fish

(Phys.org) —The latest in a series of experiments testing the ability of robots to influence live animals shows that bio-inspired robots can not only elicit fear in zebrafish, but that this reaction can ...

Jul 31, 2013
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