News tagged with propeller

Powering cube satellites

Right now, 10 to 15 Rubik's Cube-sized satellites are orbiting high above Earth. Known as cube satellites, or "CubeSats," the devices help researchers conduct simple space observations and measure characteristics ...

Feb 03, 2010 3.9 / 5 (13) 11

On the Crest of Wave Energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ocean is a potentially vast source of electric power, yet as engineers test new technologies for capturing it, the devices are plagued by battering storms, limited efficiency, and the ...

Nov 19, 2009 3.5 / 5 (4) 0

Swimming robot makes waves

Researchers at the University of Bath have used nature for inspiration in designing a new type of swimming robot which could bring a breakthrough in submersible technology.

Sep 21, 2009 4.8 / 5 (5) 3