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Schlieren images reveal supersonic shock waves

NASA researchers in California are using a modern version of a 150-year-old German photography technique to capture images of shock waves created by supersonic airplanes. Over the past five years scientists from NASA's Armstrong ...

dateAug 27, 2015 in Engineering
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An app to steer clear of Kenya's road hazards

The roads in Nairobi are studded with potholes, ditches and other rough spots. There are no signs to warn people driving matatus – the ubiquitous minibuses in the region – of the hazards lying in wait. And in a city of ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Engineering
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Digital systems smarten up water networks

About a quarter of all drinking water is lost on its way to consumers. A new type of online platform equipped with networked measuring devices, sensors, and pumps, promises to provide the information needed to improve efficiency.

dateAug 28, 2015 in Engineering
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