News tagged with fluid flow

Going with the flow

Scientists who study tissue engineering and test new drugs often need to sort, rotate, move, and otherwise manipulate individual cells. They can do this by prodding the cells into place with a mechanical probe or coaxing ...

Sep 12, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0

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 ...

May 10, 2012 not rated yet 0

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 ...

Aug 11, 2011 4.4 / 5 (10) 19 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Jun 01, 2011 4.5 / 5 (2) 4 | with audio podcast