Archive: 22/11/2010

Enhancing the efficiency of wind turbines

A milestone in the history of renewable energy occurred in the year 2008 when more new wind-turbine power generation capacity was added in the U.S. than new coal-fired power generation. The costs of producing power with wind ...

dateNov 22, 2010 in General Physics
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Jump rope aerodynamics

Jump ropes are used by kids for fun and by athletes for training. But what about the underlying physics? How do jump ropes work? Can important engineering principles be studied?

dateNov 22, 2010 in General Physics
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Jet engine too hot? Schedule an MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a medical imaging technology used to image organs and soft tissues, may hold the key to improving the efficiency of jet engines, according to Lt. Colonel Michael Benson, a Ph.D. student in ...

dateNov 22, 2010 in Engineering
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