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Bacteria Swim With Help From High-angle Helix
2013-08-13 15:33:24

Brown University It’s counterintuitive but true: Some microorganisms that use flagella for locomotion are able to swim faster in gel-like fluids such as mucus. Research engineers at Brown University have figured out why. It's the angle of the coil that matters. Findings are reported in Physical Review Letters. A high-angle helix helps microorganisms like sperm and bacteria swim through mucus and other viscoelastic fluids, according to a new study by researchers from Brown University...

Seven Decade-Long Experiment Catches Tar Dripping For First Time
2013-07-19 13:03:08

[Watch Video: Pitch Drop Experiment Comes To An End] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Set up by Ireland's Trinity College in 1944 and Australia's University of Queensland in 1927 -- a very specific event had never been witnessed before. Even an attempt to catch it with a webcam in 2000 failed because of an equipment malfunction. It represents the world's longest running experiment. If you're thinking "get to the point!" then you might know the frustration of...

2013-06-24 23:24:08

Sustainable Refining announces the launch of its non-petroleum, bio-based line of Cutting, Hydraulic and Bar & Chain Oils for industrial and commercial use. Franklin, NH (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Sustainable Refining, LLC, announced today the launch of its renewable bio-based line of Cutting, Hydraulic and Bar & Chain Oils for industrial and commercial use. These non-petroleum based oils are manufactured using a 100% vegetable oil blend refined with proprietary additives giving them...

Missing Link Between Mechanical And Structural Properties Of Glass Established By Researchers
2013-04-10 12:47:08

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron The craft of glassmaking extends way back in time. It was over five-thousand years ago when mankind learned how to make glass. Even prior to this discovery, humans had been using naturally occurring glass for tool making. Despite this long and rich history and widespread use of glass, surprisingly little is known about the interplay between the mechanical properties of glasses and their inner structures. For the first time, researchers from Amsterdam...

2013-02-19 12:04:26

The results are significant because they can help to improve our understanding of medical conditions, such as thrombosis, aneurysms and arteriosclerosis. The research team is publishing its results in Physical Review Letters and the American Physical Society has highlighted the work on its Physics website, placing it on the Focus List of important physics news. Blood flows differently than water. Anyone who has ever cut themselves knows that blood flows viscously and rather erratically....

2013-01-16 22:33:48

In an advance toward stain-proof, spill-proof clothing, protective garments and other products that shrug off virtually every liquid – from blood and ketchup to concentrated acids – scientists are reporting development of new "superomniphobic" surfaces. Their report on surfaces that display extreme repellency to two families of liquids – Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids – appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Anish Tuteja and colleagues point...

2012-10-07 23:01:17

Top Buy is ready to launch Innokin Ucan, which is the first stainless steel e liquid container on the market. Innokin Ucan helps to keep e liquid fresh for longer. (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Top Buy is ready to launch Innokin Ucan, which is the first stainless steel e liquid container on the market. Innokin Ucan helps to keep e liquid fresh for longer. “We find that plastic container may give e liquid the taste of plastic, actually stainless steel is the most ideal material. Our Ucan...

2012-10-03 23:02:07

Dr. Jonathan V. Wright interview on Conscious Talk Radio. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 Who: Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, Medical Director of Tahoma Clinic in Renton, Washington. Dr. Wright continues to be a forerunner in research and application of natural treatments for healthy aging and illness. Internationally known for his books and medical articles, Dr. Wright has authored or co-authored 14 books, selling over 1.5 million copies with two texts achieving best-selling status;...

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2012-07-12 13:08:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you´ve ever run across a section of beach where a wave has just receded, you know that the wet sand there can act and feel as hard as concrete. The thick mixture of sand and water that can be poured like a liquid but is hard when struck is an example of what scientists call a non-Newtonian fluid. According to a study published today in Nature, researchers from the University of Chicago have demonstrated that a compression of...

2012-06-14 09:01:59

Bioinformaticians of Jena University calculated the optimal value of hematocrit with the help of Einstein's equation When people say "Blood is thicker than water," they are literally right. Because nearly half of the 'life liquid' consists of solid components. The red blood cells form the greatest part of it — all in all around 40 percent of the blood. They contain the red pigment hemoglobin and are responsible for the transport of oxygen. "It is amazing that the percentage of...