News tagged with speed

New report says motorcycle lane-splitting can be safe

While inching along congested roadways, California drivers will often see motorcyclists zip by, eking out a path in the narrow space between two lanes of cars. This practice of passing other vehicles traveling in the same ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Other
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NASA analyzed the winds of Tropical Storm Ana

In mid-May 2015, Ana became the first named tropical storm of the North Atlantic hurricane season. May is early to see large storms in the Atlantic; the season begins in earnest on June 1. But on May 10, Tropical Storm Ana ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The trillion-frame-per-second camera

When a crystal lattice is excited by a laser pulse, waves of jostling atoms can travel through the material at close to one sixth the speed of light, or approximately 28,000 miles/second. Scientists now have a new tool to ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Optics & Photonics
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