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Oct 24, 2005

Scientists discover secret behind human red blood cell's amazing flexibility

A human red blood cell is a dimpled ballerina, ceaselessly spinning, tumbling, bending, and squeezing through openings narrower than its width to dispense life-giving oxygen to every corner of the body. In a paper published ...

Engineering Jan 12, 2018

Aerial vehicle flying freely with independently controlled main wings

Professor Dongsoo Har and his team in Cho Chun Shik Graduate School of Green Transportation in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) lately developed an aerial vehicle that is able to control the main ...

Space Exploration Dec 04, 2009

Steering the Ares Rockets on a Straight Path

( -- The Ares I-X rocket stood more than 325 feet tall on the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Spectators watched in awe as its massive solid rocket motor blazed to life with a thunderous roar, ...

Plants & Animals Dec 03, 2014

Neural 3-D compass discovered in mammalian brain

Pilots are trained to guard against vertigo: a sudden loss of the sense of vertical direction that renders them unable to tell "up" from "down" and sometimes even leads to crashes. Coming up out of a subway station can produce ...

Plants & Animals Jul 09, 2019

Lovebirds ace maneuvers in the dark

While pilots rely on radio signals, advanced computations and tools to keep them on course during strong crosswinds, birds can naturally navigate these demanding conditions—and do so in environments with little visibility. ...

Plants & Animals Jul 20, 2017

Researchers discover biological hydraulic system in tuna fins

Cutting through the ocean like a jet through the sky, giant bluefin tuna are built for performance, endurance and speed. Just as the fastest planes have carefully positioned wings and tail flaps to ensure precision maneuverability ...

Hi Tech & Innovation Oct 22, 2015

Introducing MARTY, a self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean

If you're going to build an autonomous, electric, drifting automotive research vehicle, why not do it with some style?

Engineering Mar 31, 2010

A yacht designed to magnify the wind

( -- A team of mechanical engineering students is aiming to set a world land speed record in the Mojave Desert.

Sep 07, 2004

NASA Gravity Probe B mission enters science phase, ready to test Einstein's theory

Gravity Probe B, a NASA spacecraft to test two predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, achieved a major milestone last week with the completion of the first phase of its mission and the transition into ...

Hi Tech & Innovation Dec 06, 2018

Looking past the hype about 'trackless trams'

The optically guided bus is the latest in a long line of initiatives to repackage the bus as premium rail-derived technology. The name "trackless trams", the vehicle design, and the modest deployment costs all have broad ...

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