News tagged with vortex

STO2 landed and data secured

The STO2 telescope with Dutch detectors on board that circled around the South Pole in December 2016 to investigate gas clouds between the stars landed safely on 30 December.

dateJan 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
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What is the polar vortex?

The polar vortex is a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding both of the Earth's poles. It ALWAYS exists near the poles, but weakens in summer and strengthens in winter. The term "vortex" refers to the counter-clockwise ...

dateDec 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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No more dry mucous membranes when flying

Hovering at around 20 percent, the relative humidity in aircraft is kept very low to keep condensation from building up in the cabin. The downside for passengers and the crew is that this dries out the mucous membranes. Now ...

dateAug 01, 2016 in Engineering
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Knots in chaotic waves

New research, using computer models of wave chaos, has shown that three-dimensional tangled vortex filaments can in fact be knotted in many highly complex ways.

dateJul 29, 2016 in General Physics
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