Latest Velocimetry Stories

2013-04-30 23:01:03

A new study explores the counter-intuitive behavior of a microgel composed of soft polymer blobs Being a physicist offers many perks. For one, it allows an understanding of the substances ubiquitous in everyday industrial products such as emulsions, gels, granular pastes or foams. These are known for their intermediate behaviour between fluid and solid. Paint, for example, can be picked up on a paintbrush without flowing and spread under the stress of the brush stroke like a fluid....

2009-07-08 14:36:36

A U.S. study shows not all insects have rigid wings, with some insects, such as moths, having wings that flex and deform during flight. University of Washington researchers said most scientists who study the mechanics and aerodynamics of insect flight have assumed insect wings are relatively rigid as they flap. But the researchers in the new study, led by biology Professor Thomas Daniel, used high-speed digital imaging to show some insects' wings flex and deform while in flight. The evidence...

2004-11-26 03:00:13

Ventilation is important in maintaining a suitable environment for animals and plants in agricultural buildings. In the last few decades, agricultural buildings have become ever larger to accommodate high productivity and automation. Accordingly, systematic studies of ventilation are increasingly necessary to maintain a suitable, and stable, internal climate. However, in spite of the current trend toward large-sized buildings for agricultural production, little information is available on the...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.