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Water Bounces Like A Ball Off Super Waterproof Surfaces
2014-05-21 03:52:47

Brigham Young University Research on super-hydrophobic surfaces could result in cleaner, more efficient power In a basement lab on BYU’s campus, mechanical engineering professor Julie Crockett analyzes water as it bounces like a ball and rolls down a ramp. This phenomenon occurs because Crockett and her colleague Dan Maynes have created a sloped channel that is super-hydrophobic, or a surface that is extremely difficult to wet. In layman’s terms, it’s the most extreme form of...

Why The Weatherman Is Often Wrong
2013-01-25 06:19:05

[ Watch the Video: BYU Engineers Study How Waves Impact Weather, Atmosphere ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While it may be easy to blame weathermen when their predictors go horribly, horribly wrong, one US researcher says that the meteorologist may not be to blame — that there are underlying scientific forces at work that can sabotage even the most well-researched forecasts. Those forces are known as internal waves, and according to Brigham Young...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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