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Watching molecules grow into microtubes

Sometimes the best discoveries come by accident. A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, headed by Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science, unexpectedly ...

Feb 22, 2013 4.7 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

Smooth ride at 300 km/h

Serious shocks need serious shock absorption, in space as well as on the ground. Now high-performance racing cars are driving more smoothly on space-ready rubber from ESA spacecraft.

Jan 31, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Jumping droplets help heat transfer

Many industrial plants depend on water vapor condensing on metal plates: In power plants, the resulting water is then returned to a boiler to be vaporized again; in desalination plants, it yields a supply of clean water. ...

Jan 03, 2013 5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast