News tagged with fluid flow

Microfluidics: Creating chaos

A quiet revolution is taking place in the fields of biology and chemistry. Microfluidic devices, which allow fluid manipulation in micro-scale channels, are slowly but surely finding their place on the lab ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Other
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Pressurized vascular systems for self-healing materials

Artificial microvascular systems for self-repair of materials damage, such as cracks in a coating applied to a building or bridge, have relied on capillary force for transport of the healing agents. Now, researchers at the ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Other
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Effortless sailing with fluid flow cloak

Duke engineers have already shown that they can "cloak" light and sound, making objects invisible -- now, they have demonstrated the theoretical ability to significantly increase the efficiency of ships by tricking the surrounding ...

dateAug 11, 2011 in General Physics
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Randomness rules in turbulent flows

It seems perfectly natural to expect that two motorists who depart from the same location and follow the same directions will end up at the same destination. But according to a Johns Hopkins University mathematical ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in General Physics
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Hepling the heart with math

The science of cardiovascular mathematics dates at least to the 1700s, when the pioneering Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a model for fluid dynamics while studying blood flow in arteries.

dateDec 15, 2010 in Medical research
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Smashing fluids... the physics of flow

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hit it hard and it will fracture like a solid... but tilt it slowly and it will flow like a fluid. This is the intriguing property of a type of ‘complex fluid’ which has revealed ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in General Physics
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Whale-inspired ocean turbine blades

Interest in developing alternative energy sources is driving the consideration of a promising technology that uses underwater turbines to convert ocean tidal flow energy into electricity.

dateNov 28, 2010 in Engineering
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Secrets of sharks' success

New research from the University of South Florida suggests that one of the evolutionary secrets of the shark's success hides in one of its tiniest traits -- flexible scales on the bodies of these peerless ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in Soft Matter
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Swimming microorganisms stir things up

Two separate research groups are reporting groundbreaking measurements of the fluid flow that surrounds freely swimming microorganisms. Experiments involving two common types of microbes reveal the ways that ...

dateOct 11, 2010 in Soft Matter
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