Getting ice, frost off planes problematic
The buildup of ice on surfaces can cause problems in many situations: On airplane wings or on their engine turbine blades, ice can both add weight and interfere with a wings lift, which can make it impossible ...
Terrifying pterosaurs were fragile in flight
Pterosaurs, the largest creatures ever to take to the skies, were adept fliers in a balmy breeze but would have crashed in stormy weather, according to a study published Wednesday.
Winter Olympics Science Notes: Ski Jumping
The first gold medal of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics went to Switzerland's Simon Ammann, who won the normal hill ski jumping competition on Feb. 13 with a top jump of 108 meters -- nearly the length ...
Dyson Unveils His Bladeless Fan (w/ Videos)
Triangles Go Underwater and Supersonic
(PhysOrg.com) -- The seemingly effortless way dolphins and porpoises slice through the water and the unique capabilities of the supersonic Concorde airplane have more in common than one might think.
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