Latest Continuum mechanics Stories

2012-09-06 23:01:30

Plagued by a life ruled by the stress of a birth-defect, surviving abuse, alcoholism, and unemployment, author Richard Murphy dug deep into his source of strength, and found inspiration to carry

2012-07-12 13:08:22

The thick mixture of sand and water that can be poured like a liquid but is hard when struck is an example of what scientists call a non-Newtonian fluid.

2012-03-21 14:59:09

Physicists who have studied the mixing between two incompatible fluids have found that it is possible to control the undercurrents of one circulating fluid to optimise its exposure to the other.

2012-02-07 10:15:00

Change leadership expert, Brett Clay, who attended the National Speakers Association (NSA) Conference during

2011-12-23 10:55:11

Microscopic spheres form strings in surprising alignments when suspended in a viscous fluid and sheared between two plates — a finding that will affect the way scientists think about the properties of such wide-ranging substances as shampoo and futuristic computer chips.

2011-12-19 13:16:59

The new measurements, by UCLA physics professor Giovanni Zocchi and former UCLA physics graduate student Yong Wang, are approximately 100 times higher in resolution than previous mechanical measurements, a nanotechnology feat which reveals an isolated protein molecule, surprisingly, is neither a solid nor a liquid.

2011-09-01 17:02:48

In things thick and thin: Cornell physicists explain how fluids – such as paint or paste - behave by observing how micron-sized suspended particles dance in real time.

2011-08-29 20:36:07

Thin gold wires often used in high-end electronic applications are wonderfully flexible as well as conductive.

2010-12-03 15:58:28

Hit it hard and it will fracture like a solid… but tilt it slowly and it will flow like a fluid.

2010-11-26 11:34:51

Using a healthier hyperthermia, Virginia Tech engineering researchers and a colleague from India unveiled a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells without using chemotherapy.

Word of the Day
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.