News tagged with speed

Image: Parachute for Mars

A full-size model of the ExoMars entry, descent and landing module, Schiaparelli, with its parachute deployed was revealed on ESA's open day last Sunday in the Netherlands.

dateOct 05, 2016 in Space Exploration
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What exactly does 'instantaneous' mean?

How short is an "instant"? Is it a second? A tenth of a second? A microsecond? You might think all of these qualify. What about 100 years? That certainly doesn't seem like an instant, and to a human being, it isn't, since ...

dateSep 15, 2016 in Other
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Birds fly faster in large flocks

New research at Lund University in Sweden shows that the flight speed of birds is determined by a variety of factors. Among the most sensational is that the size of the flock has a significant impact on how fast the birds ...

dateAug 16, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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How does the wind blow?

If wind were a steady, constant stream, wind energy production would be a snap. Trapping its capricious nature requires complex calculations and expert engineering. Predicting wind power requires additional twists and turns.

dateAug 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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NASA scans Tropical Storm Frank's winds

RapidScat is an instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station and measures winds over an ocean surface. RapidScat provided a look at the winds around Tropical Storm Frank in the Eastern Pacific and saw strongest ...

dateJul 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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