News tagged with flow

What's warming the cold-blooded iguana?

Now that dinosaurs no longer roam the Earth, scientists use modern animals to understand how their ancient ancestors reproduced, walked, and even how they regulated their body temperature. While researchers continue to debate ...

dateJan 13, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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The geography of Antarctica's underside

Planetary scientists would be thrilled if they could peel the Earth like an orange and look at what lies beneath the thin crust. We live on the planet's cold surface, but the Earth is a solid body and the surface is continually ...

dateDec 08, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Liquid foam: Plastic, elastic and fluid

What differentiates complex fluids from mere fluids? What makes them unique is that they are neither solid nor liquid. Among such complex fluids are foams. They are used as a model to understand the mechanisms underlying ...

dateNov 30, 2015 in Soft Matter
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Turbulence in bacterial cultures

Turbulent flows surround us, from complex cloud formations to rapidly flowing rivers. Populations of motile bacteria in liquid media can also exhibit patterns of collective motion that resemble turbulent flows, provided the ...

dateNov 30, 2015 in Soft Matter
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