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2014-10-01 07:43:50

Migration of Sea Monkeys, otherwise known as brine shrimp, may affect global ocean circulation patterns, according to a new study by Caltech researchers.

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2011-07-14 07:45:35

The power output of wind farms can be increased by an order of magnitude—at least tenfold—simply by optimizing the placement of turbines on a given plot of land, say researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) who have been conducting a unique field study at an experimental two-acre wind farm in northern Los Angeles County.

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2010-05-18 08:07:24

The quest to derive energy from wind may soon be getting some help from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) fluid-dynamics expert John Dabiri—and a school of fish.

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2009-12-01 15:00:00

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have developed a blueprint for a wind farm that borrows techniques from schools of fish.

2009-07-30 16:21:27

Jellyfish and other small swimming marine creatures can have a huge impact on ocean mixing, researchers in California report. Increasingly, scientists have been thinking about the possible role ocean animals may play in larger-scale ocean mixing, the process by which layers of water interact to distribute heat, nutrients and gases throughout the oceans, California Institute of Technology researchers said Thursday in a release. The perspective we usually take is how the ocean -- by its...

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2009-07-29 15:10:00

The ocean's smallest swimming animals, such as jellyfish, can have a huge impact on large-scale ocean mixing, researchers have discovered.

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2009-07-29 15:00:00

Underwater creatures, including small swimming animals like jellyfish, play a crucial role in the mixing of ocean waters, scientists reported on Wednesday.

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2009-05-11 13:20:43

"Biomixing" by floating animals churns waters in oceans, seas, lakes.

2008-03-04 06:00:10

By Ehrenberg, Rachel Studies of medusan motion reveal secrets of the Earth's first muscle-powered swimmers From the Jetsons to James Bond, flying via jet pack has become an icon of the futuristic way to travel. But jet propulsion is actually older than the Flintstones.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.