Latest Buckling Stories
Marine bacteria change swimming directions with a sideways flick of their lone flagellum, a type of high-speed controlled failure first documented in 2011 as a unique swimming stroke but whose underlying mechanism had eluded researchers until now.
Motivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University were stymied — until one of them happened across a collapsible, spherical toy that resembled the structures they'd been exploring, but with a complex layout of 26 solid moving elements and 48 rotating hinges.
Biologists and engineers team up to unlock the secret to the hummingbird's 'snap-buckling' beak.
NASA put the squeeze on a large rocket test section today.
It's almost one-million pounds of force on the "can," and they want to see it buckle.
Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Starts Across State SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As if saving lives weren't enough, there are even more reasons to make sure all drivers, passengers and children are buckled up every trip, day and night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) today announced over $3 million in traffic safety grants to over 175 cities plus the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for special "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement operations over the next year.
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Local and state law enforcement have been encouraging drivers for years to Click It or Ticket.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot, dry weather is causing roads to buckle, creating hazardous driving conditions. The National Weather Service issued heat warnings across the country this week.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.