### Crunching numbers: Math equations help build optimal bird wing

If you had to design a bird or dolphin drone from scratch, how would you build the wings?

If you had to design a bird or dolphin drone from scratch, how would you build the wings?

Sep 28, 2015
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The idea of cloaking and rendering something invisible hit the small screen in 1966 when a Romulan Bird of Prey made an unseen, surprise attack on the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek. Not only did it make for a good storyline, ...

Jun 22, 2015
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When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analysing the trails of a species ...

May 12, 2015
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Mathematics

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Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new family of methods to significantly increase the speed of time-resolved numerical simulations in computational grand challenge problems. Such problems ...

Mar 26, 2015
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General Physics

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American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg have won this year's Abel Prize in mathematics.

Mar 25, 2015
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The field of nonlinear acoustics is currently receiving a lot of attention, thanks to applications focused on the improvement of ultrasonic cleaning, ultrasonic welding, sonochemistry, or thermotherapy. Lithotripsy – the ...

Feb 10, 2015
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Bubble baths and soapy dishwater, the refreshing head on a beer and the luscious froth on a cappuccino. All are foams, beautiful yet ephemeral as the bubbles pop one by one.

May 09, 2013
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Your brain is incredibly well-suited to handling whatever comes along, plus it's tough and operates on little energy. Those attributes—dealing with real-world situations, resiliency and energy efficiency—are precisely ...

May 15, 2014
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(Phys.org) —A team of physicists, two from the U.S., and one each from Poland and Spain has used Maxwell's equations to describe field lines that encode all torus knots and links. As they describe in their paper published ...

The heat equation is one of the most important partial differential equations. The behavior of the solution to the equation reflects the geometry of the underlying space very well. Therefore, this equation has been investigated ...

Aug 26, 2014
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