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2011-11-07 19:56:30

Wine swirling, heart valve action, detonating stars, and more The latest news and discoveries from the science of fluid motion will be featured at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD), held November 20-22, 2011, at the Baltimore Convention Center near the scenic Inner Harbor section of Baltimore, Md. Researchers from around the globe will present noteworthy research covering the intricacies of flight, the workings of the human...

2009-01-26 09:40:10

The U.S. space agency says it has conducted a series of flight tests that might help produce quieter supersonic aircraft. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the tests measured shock waves generated by an F-15 jet to validate computer models that could be used in designing commercial aircraft that can fly faster than the speed of sound without generating loud sonic booms over land. Supersonic flights over land generally are prohibited because of such loud noises. A sonic...

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2009-01-22 13:35:00

NASA is concluding a series of flight tests to measure shock waves generated by an F-15 jet in an effort to validate computer models that could be used in designing quieter supersonic aircraft. The Lift and Nozzle Change Effects on Tail Shock, or Lancets, project embodies research aimed at enabling the development of commercial aircraft that can fly faster than the speed of sound without generating annoying sonic booms over land. Supersonic flight over land generally is prohibited because of...

2009-01-22 11:57:00

EDWARDS, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is concluding a series of flight tests to measure shock waves generated by an F-15 jet in an effort to validate computer models that could be used in designing quieter supersonic aircraft. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Lift and Nozzle Change Effects on Tail Shock, or Lancets, project embodies research aimed at enabling the development of commercial aircraft that can fly faster than the speed of...

2007-12-11 09:04:16

SAN FRANCISCO--New observations from the edge of our solar system show what scientists have suspected for several years: The solar system is squashed. The edge of the solar system is roughly where the solar wind runs up against thin gas found between the stars in the rest of the Milky Way. This "wind," actually a thin gas of electrically charged particles, blows outward in all directions from the sun at between 1 million and 2 million mph, forming a bubble called the...

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2007-05-14 09:20:00

ESA's Cluster was in the right place and time to make a shocking discovery. The four spacecraft encountered a shock wave that kept breaking and reforming "“ predicted only in theory. On 24 January 2001, Cluster's spacecraft observed shock reformation in the Earth's magnetosphere, predicted only in theory, over 20 years ago. Cluster provided the first opportunity ever to observe such an event, the details of which have been published in a paper on 9 March this year. The shock wave that...

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2005-03-04 07:51:23

Carnegie -- Scientists now believe that the formation of Jupiter, the heavy-weight champion of the Solar System's planets, may have spawned some of the tiniest and oldest constituents of our Solar System -- millimeter-sized spheres called chondrules, the major component of primitive meteorites. The study, by theorists Dr. Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution and Prof. Richard H. Durisen of Indiana University, is published in the March 10, 2005, issue of The Astrophysical Journal (Letters)....


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