News tagged with gas bubbles

Report describes the physics of the 'bends'

As you go about your day-to-day activities, tiny bubbles of nitrogen come and go inside your tissues. This is not a problem unless you happen to experience large changes in ambient pressure, such as those encountered by scuba ...

Jun 22, 2010 4.8 / 5 (5) 1

Measuring the Speed of Noble 'Bubbles'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a layer of noble gas "bubbles," scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory devised a straightforward way to measure how fast molecules diffuse in supercooled liquids. Working ...

Feb 12, 2010 4 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Tiny bubbles clean oil from water

Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand. Now, a University of Utah engineer has developed ...

Nov 16, 2009 3.6 / 5 (5) 0

Ancient geologic escape hatches mistaken for tube worms

Tubeworms have been around for millions of years and the fossil record is rich with their distinctive imprints. But a discovery made by U of C scientists found that what previous researchers had labeled as tubeworms in a ...

Feb 04, 2009 4.2 / 5 (5) 0
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