Stingray movement could inspire the next generation of submarines
Stingrays swim through water with such ease that researchers from the University at Buffalo and Harvard University are studying how their movements could be used to design more agile and fuel-efficient unmanned ...
Delft professor puts kites high on list for renewable energy
More precision from less predictability: A new quantum trade-off
An important advance in the quantitative understanding and experimental verification of complementarity; arguably the most important foundational principle of quantum mechanics.
New theory points to 'zombie vortices' as key step in star formation
(Phys.org) —A new theory by fluid dynamics experts at the University of California, Berkeley, shows how "zombie vortices" help lead to the birth of a new star.
Scientists find signs Comet ISON may have survived flyby of the sun
Has Comet ISON survived its suicidal flyby of the sun? Scientists expected the dirty snowball to break apart as it flew within 730,000 miles of the sun on Thanksgiving, but NASA reported Friday that its nucleus may have survived.
Fusion, and friction, and fields! Oh, my! The rich and ubiquitous world of fluid dynamics
Researcher proves mass important at nano-scale, matters in calculations and measurements
(Phys.org) —A UT Arlington engineering professor has proven that the effect of mass is important, can be measured and has a significant impact on any calculations and measurements at the sub-micrometer ...
Graphene only as strong as weakest link
(Phys.org) —There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the ...
Scientists "burst" supercomputing record with bubble collapse simulation
Scientists at ETH Zurich, the renown Swiss university and IBM Research, in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), have set a new record ...
Supercomputers help researchers identify key molecular switch that controls cell behavior
If scientists can control cellular functions such as movement and development, they can cripple cells and pathogens that are causing disease in the body.
Local icosahedral order in metallic glasses
Comet ISON vs. the solar storm
In 2007, astronomers were amazed when a solar storm hit Comet Encke. NASA STEREO spacecraft watched as a CME (coronal mass ejection) struck the comet head on and ripped off its tail.
Atlas teams head for DARPA Robotics Challenge
US boom transforming global oil trade
The surge in oil production in the U.S. and Canada and shrinking oil consumption in the developed world is transforming the global oil market. The threat of chronic oil shortages is all but gone, U.S. dependence ...