News tagged with fluid mechanics

Making use of jellyfish on dry land

John Dabiri, assistant professor of aeronautics and bioengineering at Caltech who won a MacArthur Award this year, is fascinated by jellyfish. He believes jellyfish propulsion can inform engineering, which in turn can inform ...

dateNov 08, 2010 in Engineering
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Follow the (Robotic) Leader (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Artificial intelligence? Done. Artificial leadership? Its origins may well be in the fish tanks and the algorithms in Maurizio Porfiri’s Brooklyn laboratories at Polytechnic Institute of ...

dateJun 07, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Predicting the fate of underground carbon

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a new modeling methodology for determining the capacity and assessing the risks of leakage of potential underground carbon-dioxide reservoirs.

dateNov 23, 2009 in General Physics
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Researchers cooking up new gelled rocket fuels

Engineers and food scientists are teaming up to develop a new type of gelled fuel the consistency of orange marmalade designed to improve the safety, performance and range of rockets for space and military ...

dateJan 21, 2009 in
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