News tagged with fluids

The secret of dragonflies' flight

Dragonflies can easily right themselves and maneuver tight turns while flying. Each of their four wings is controlled by separate muscles, giving them exquisite control over their flight.

dateNov 25, 2014 in General Physics
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Trapping the light fantastic

( —The development of a 'nanobarrel' that traps and concentrates light onto single molecules could be used as a low-cost and reliable diagnostic test.

dateJun 16, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Microscopic rowing—without a cox

Many different types of cell, including sperm, bacteria and algae, propel themselves using whip-like appendages known as flagella. These protrusions, about one-hundredth of a millimetre long, function like tiny oars, helping ...

dateJul 29, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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