Froome's precarious posture not an aerodynamic gain

During the descent of the eighth stage of the Tour de France, Chris Froome perched precariously forward on his frame to take a lead on his rivals. But researchers at TU Eindhoven, KU Leuven and the University of Liege claim ...

Racing cyclist benefits from motorcycle right behind him

Research at TU Eindhoven, KU Leuven and the University of Liege has shown how a motorcyclist riding right behind a racing cyclist can reduce the air resistance for the cyclist by almost nine percent. In a time trial, such ...

Novel technique used to study graphene's response to air

An international team of scientists led by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has performed novel measurements of graphene's electrical response to synthetic air, exposing a distinct knowledge gap that needs to be bridged ...

Transport vehicles of the future

Emissions from the transport sector can be drastically reduced with more streamlined trucks. Researchers at Linköping University have calculated, and road carrier owner Erik Alfredsson has built an initial version of the ...

Falling faster—researchers confirm super-terminal raindrops

Five years ago, a research team at Michigan Technological University and Universidad Nacional Autanoma de Mexico (National University of Mexico) detected tiny, super-fast raindrops. The finding was unexpected—small drops ...

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