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Body Undulations Of Fish And Eels
2013-06-24 15:47:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Looking to biology for inspiration seems to be all the rage in engineering circles these days, and a team of Northwestern University and NYU scientists has discovered new insights into how undulations help a fish to swim. The team’s findings, which were published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, could have implications for the development of new underwater vehicles. “If we could play God and create an undulatory...

2011-01-22 08:49:48

MIT research uncovers new process relating to the way drops of water spread after striking a surface A water hammer can occur when a valve is suddenly opened or closed in a pipe carrying water or steam, causing a pressure wave to travel down the pipe with enough force that it can sometimes cause the pipes to burst. Now, new research shows that a similar effect takes places on a tiny scale whenever a droplet of water strikes a surface. MIT's Kripa Varanasi, co-author of a report on the new...

2010-06-04 13:38:16

Going more miles per gallon with your brain The hunting strategy of a slender fish from the Amazon is giving researchers more insight into how to balance the metabolic cost of information with the metabolic cost of moving around to get that information. A new study from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science answers the question: In behaviors in which you have to move to get information, when should the animal spend more energy on locomotion versus...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.