Water-propelled jetpack hits the market for $99,500 (w/ video)
Images capture split personality of dense suspensions
Stir lots of small particles into water, and the resulting thick mixture appears highly viscous. When this dense suspension slips through a nozzle and forms a droplet, however, its behavior momentarily reveals ...
Korean researchers use graphene to create transparent loudspeakers
Company solves gas nozzle dripping problem
Scorpions inspire scientists in making tougher surfaces for machinery
Taking inspiration from the yellow fattail scorpion, which uses a bionic shield to protect itself against scratches from desert sandstorms, scientists have developed a new way to protect the moving parts of ...
Superhydrophobic surface helps researchers develop optical displays from water and air (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- For many years, scientists have been pursuing ways to mimic the perplexing capability of the lotus leaf to repel water. Lotus leaves hate water so much that droplets effortlessly roll off the ...
Researcher use robot arm to print 3D sand structures
The world's first Expansion/Deflection nozzle hybrid tested
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at the University of Bristol and Airborne Engineering last month conducted a number of performance tests of their experimental hybrid rocket engine, called Firecrest.
Human eye inspires clog-free ink jet printer invention
Clogged printer nozzles waste time and money while reducing print quality. University of Missouri engineers recently invented a clog-preventing nozzle cover by mimicking the human eye.
Under the Microscope #11 - Jet streams
In this video Dr Sungjune Jung shows us the fluid structures produced by the impact of two liquid jets.
NRL researchers study ways to reduce jet aircraft noise
Advanced military jet aircraft have engines that provide the needed speed and maneuverability. However, with this greater power there is significant noise during takeoff and landing. The noise can impact the ...
Precise assembly of engines
In the automotive industry, combustion engines are still assembled mostly manually. Researchers from Fraunhofer are developing procedures and methods to automate assembly processes to continuously improve ...
Water mist puts out fires at low pressure
With a new water mist system, fires can be extinguished even from a distance of eight meters. Sinorix H2O Jet is meant for industrial environments, including turbines, painting lines, or production equipment. ...
Researchers create world's smallest reaction chamber
The world's smallest reaction chamber, with a mixing volume measured in femtolitres (million billionths of a litre), can be used to study the kind of speedy, nanoscale biochemical reactions that take place ...