Latest Buckling Stories

Bacteria Flagella Utilize Evolutionary Foible
2013-07-09 08:58:42

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.

2012-03-27 09:01:28

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.

2011-07-19 11:30:00

Biologists and engineers team up to unlock the secret to the hummingbird's 'snap-buckling' beak.

2011-03-23 14:15:00

NASA put the squeeze on a large rocket test section today.

2011-03-23 09:21:15

It's almost one-million pounds of force on the "can," and they want to see it buckle.

2010-05-24 10:00:00

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.

2009-11-16 10:30:00

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.

2009-10-13 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Local and state law enforcement have been encouraging drivers for years to Click It or Ticket.

2009-06-26 11:57:00

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.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.