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2014-05-16 23:10:37

It was this unique partnership that has lead to the engineering of an original designed custom golf driver, the Grenade. Each golf club is built by hand to offer golfers guaranteed performance and the unique opportunity to customize their golf clubs if desired. South Burlington, VT (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 BombTech Golf launches their own brand of custom golf drivers. The golf drivers are hand assembled in South Burlington, VT and shipped direct to their consumers. The innovative technology,...

2014-01-20 09:44:16

Modeling structures that trap air under water and could one day lead to more energy-efficient ships described in the journal 'Physics of Fluids' From the sleek hulls of racing yachts to Michael Phelps' shaved legs, most objects that move through the water quickly are also smooth. But researchers from UCLA have found that bumpiness can sometimes be better. "A properly designed rough surface, contrary to our intuition, can reduce skin-friction drag," said John Kim, a professor in the...

Splattered Bugs Can Be A Real Drag For Aircraft
2013-11-04 13:12:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Splattered bugs on your windshield can be gross to look at and they can even obstruct your view. However, for some, the ordeal can be much more of a problem than just an unsightly nuisance. For pilots, splattered bug guts can be a real drag, quite literally. If an airplane wing accumulates enough splattered bugs, it disrupts the flow of air over the wing and creates more drag on the plane – causing increased fuel consumption....

2013-07-26 13:37:56

As the world's best athletes descend on London today to take part in the Olympic Anniversary Games, a group of researchers from Mexico has provided an insight into the physics of one of the greatest athletic performances of all time. In a new paper published today, 26 July, in IOP Publishing's European Journal of Physics, the researchers have put forward a mathematical model that accurately depicts the truly extraordinary feats of Usain Bolt during his 100 metre world record sprint at the...

New Research On Seaweeds Shows It Takes More Than Being Flexible To Survive Crashing Waves
2012-05-10 12:58:48

Bladed and branched algae adapted to strong wave conditions are able to reconfigure their shape and size Seaweeds are important foundational species that are vital both as food and habitat to many aquatic and terrestrial shore organisms. Yet seaweeds that cling to rocky shores are continually at risk of being broken or dislodged from their holds by crashing waves with large hydrodynamic forces. So how do such seaweeds survive in intertidal zones? Do they have special properties that make...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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