News tagged with drag reduction

Morphable surfaces could cut air resistance

There is a story about how the modern golf ball, with its dimpled surface, came to be: In the mid-1800s, it is said, new golf balls were smooth, but became dimpled over time as impacts left permanent dents. ...

Jun 24, 2014
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New freeform standards to support scanning CMMs

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, has developed a new range of three dimensional standards for verifying freeform coordinate measurement machines (CMMs). The standard allows ...

Nov 14, 2012
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Technical row over 'F-duct' Formula One wing

Red Bull chief Christian Horner Friday said Formula One teams would be forced to copy Mercedes' new rear wing design after it was cleared by officials in the year's first technical controversy.

Mar 16, 2012
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