News tagged with velocity

Programming drones to fly like birds

(Phys.org) —Jack Langelaan's lab in the basement of Hammond Building is a model airplane builder's dream. In one room, graduate students Nathan Depenbusch and John Bird test algorithms on commercial flight ...

Jan 15, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Nano-size superfluidity

Scientists at EPFL have provided the first experimental evidence of superfluidity at the nanoscale, shedding light on the fundamental basis of the phenomenon.

Nov 13, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 2 | with audio podcast

Uncovering liquid foam's bubbly acoustics

Liquid foams fascinate toddlers singing in a bubble bath. Physicists, too, have an interest in their acoustical properties. Borrowing from both porous material and foam science, Juliette Pierre from the Paris Diderot University, ...

Oct 17, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Loess landscapes could be major source of dust

Dust, which affects weather and climate and can be hazardous to health, can be generated when sand or silt grains are either dislodged from the surface by other windblown grains (saltation) or lifted by wind directly (direct ...

Sep 03, 2013 not rated yet 0