News tagged with water jet

Fish against monster worms

Eunice aphroditois, also known as the Bobbit worm, buries its long body deep in the sand, leaving only its powerful jaws protruding above the surface. It uses these to grab hold of unsuspecting prey and drag it down into ...

dateSep 21, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Using turbulence to keep dams clean

Sediment builds up in reservoir water and can prevent dams from operating properly. EPFL researchers have come up with a method of keeping sediment in suspension and allowing it be flushed out.

dateApr 20, 2016 in Engineering
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Water jets help mobile oil rigs move on

The use of water jets to more easily extract the anchoring legs of mobile oil rigs from deep inside the ocean floor, allowing them to move to new worksites, is the focus of a study through the University of Western Australia.

dateMar 11, 2015 in Environment
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NASA/NOAA water vapor animations over oceans

Knowing where water vapor is in the atmosphere is one of many factors forecasters use to identify weather features. The NASA/NOAA GOES Project has now created two new types of animations based on satellite data that indicate ...

dateJun 26, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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