Latest fluid Stories

2014-02-23 12:20:15

New devices, features, content and customization prove the flexibility and capability of the Web as the platform for mobile development BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress -- Mozilla, the mission-based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people's hands, today previewed the future of Firefox OS to show how the flexibility, scalability and powerful customization will empower users, developers and industry partners to create the exact...

2014-02-12 23:26:58

BASS Keeps Operating Room Floors Dry During Surgery Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Who is the messiest surgeon on staff? Just ask any operating room professional and they will instantly name the doctor. Hospitals and surgi-centers deal with large amounts of contaminated fluid on the floor during shoulder and knee arthroscopies, and other types of “wet” procedures. This fluid causes hazardous conditions for staff and patients alike. Up to this point, blankets and towels have...

Physics Lesson: Try Clapping Your Wet Hands
2013-08-15 12:30:20

Virginia Tech Sunny Jung continues to redefine the views on the laws of physics, and in doing so, impacts the research on topics as varied as drug delivery methods to fuel efficiency. In a paper appearing this month in Physical Review E, Young and five colleagues reported on the dynamics of squeezing fluids using a simple experiment of clapping with wet hands. As an engineer, Jung described "this outburst of fluid motion" as the unusual physical phenomena. Earlier in his career,...

Bacteria Swim With Help From High-angle Helix
2013-08-13 15:33:24

Brown University It’s counterintuitive but true: Some microorganisms that use flagella for locomotion are able to swim faster in gel-like fluids such as mucus. Research engineers at Brown University have figured out why. It's the angle of the coil that matters. Findings are reported in Physical Review Letters. A high-angle helix helps microorganisms like sperm and bacteria swim through mucus and other viscoelastic fluids, according to a new study by researchers from Brown University...

2013-02-19 12:04:26

The results are significant because they can help to improve our understanding of medical conditions, such as thrombosis, aneurysms and arteriosclerosis. The research team is publishing its results in Physical Review Letters and the American Physical Society has highlighted the work on its Physics website, placing it on the Focus List of important physics news. Blood flows differently than water. Anyone who has ever cut themselves knows that blood flows viscously and rather erratically....

2012-07-12 13:08:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you´ve ever run across a section of beach where a wave has just receded, you know that the wet sand there can act and feel as hard as concrete. 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. According to a study published today in Nature, researchers from the University of Chicago have demonstrated that a compression of...

2012-06-11 23:00:37

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has now approved Cosmolubric B-230 as a permissible fire-resistant hydraulic fluid. It resists ignition and is less flammable in the event of a hydraulic line rupture. Valley Forge, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Mining organizations are well aware of the environmental impact of their operations and strive to use the safest and most environmentally friendly methods. Houghton International offers a solution with Cosmolubric B-230 vegetable oil-based...

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. Using high-speed microscopy, the scientists unveil how these particles are responding to fluid flows from shear — a specific way of stirring. (Science, Sept. 2). Observations by Xiang Cheng, Cornell post-doctoral researcher in physics and Itai Cohen, Cornell associate professor of physics, are the first to link...

2011-05-27 00:00:27

BASS Fluid Control Mat Keeps Floor Dry in the OR Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 If you ask any Operating Room professional who is the messiest surgeon on staff, they all will instantly name the doctor. Fluid waste on an OR floor during "wet" procedures like shoulder arthroscopies, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs where the irrigation fluid can spurt out of a knee joint like a water fountain, or even labor and delivery, where amniotic fluid and blood spill onto the floor, is an...

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. This is the intriguing property of a type of "Ëœcomplex fluid' which has revealed "Ëœnew physics' in research by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The new findings will be highly useful to the manufacturing industry because the processing and dispensing of everyday products like toothpaste, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs depends on an understanding...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'