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vortex multiplication in a quantum fluid
2014-03-26 03:00:39

University of Cambridge Researchers have developed a new mathematical framework capable of describing motions in superfluids – low temperature fluids that exhibit classical as well as quantum behavior. The framework was used to lift the veil of mystery surrounding strange objects in superfluid helium (detected ten years ago at Brown University). The study, conducted by an international collaboration of researchers from the UK, Russia and France is published today in the journal...

2014-03-25 23:26:44

ENERTIA® CEO Michael Sykes announces three new Extreme EX models of the Award-Winning Green kit-home series, with beefed up thermal mass for more inertia, and reflective hidden internal surfaces like a thermos bottle. Because they are connected to the earth, and face the sun, Enertia homes can maintain livable conditions when there is no electricity, or fuel supply. Youngsville, NC (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Few homes are ready for the next Polar Vortex, with power outages and shortages...

kelvin waves
2014-03-24 23:01:47

[ Watch the Video: Reconnection Causes Kelvin Waves on Quantum Vortices ] A University of Maryland research team provides visual evidence confirming computer simulations of a special type of ripple that dissipates energy in extremely cold liquid helium. The research could lead to advances in superconductors. College Park, MD (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Draining the water from a bathtub causes a spinning tornado to appear. The downward flow of water into the drain causes the water to rotate,...

Soap Bubbles Used To Predict Cyclone Intensity
2014-01-08 08:38:25

Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d'Aquitaine Could soap bubbles be used to predict the strength of hurricanes and typhoons? However unexpected it may sound, this question prompted physicists at the Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d'Aquitaine (CNRS/université de Bordeaux) to perform a highly novel experiment: they used soap bubbles to model atmospheric flow. A detailed study of the rotation rates of the bubble vortices enabled the scientists to obtain a relationship that accurately describes...

2013-12-11 08:29:50

BISHOPS STORTFORD, England, December 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dotmatics' Vortex to be used to uncover new drug lead compounds for Alzheimer's disease Dotmatics [http://www.dotmatics.com ], a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, announced today that the research foundation AlzeCure [http://alzecure.org/index.php/en ], has deployed and integrated the data visualization and analysis tool...

Scientists To Present Theory On Longevity Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
2013-11-14 17:55:46

[ Watch the Video: The Mystery Behind Jupiter's Long-lived Storm ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A defining mark of Jupiter, the Great Red Spot, should have disappeared centuries ago, according to prevailing theories. A new model being presented at the 66th Annual Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting in Pittsburgh next week provides a possible explanation for why the turbulent red vortex has lasted so long. "Based on current theories, the Great Red Spot...

Future Submarines May Draw Inspiration From Stingray Mobility
2013-11-14 07:02:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stingrays have a unique swimming movement that allows them to move through the water with ease. A new study from the University of Buffalo (UB) and Harvard University is examining those movements to design more agile and fuel-efficient unmanned underwater vehicles. Such vehicles would allow scientists to study the mostly unexplored ocean depths more efficiently, as well as serving during clean up activities or rescue efforts....

Vortices In Nature Affected By Earth's Rotation
2013-10-15 13:59:58

[ Watch The Video: Radiative Instability of a Geophysical Vortex ] American Institute of Physics French researchers develop sophisticated mathematical model to study the behavior of earthly vortices, like hurricanes and ocean currents What do smoke rings, tornadoes and the Great Red Spot of Jupiter have in common? They are all examples of vortices, regions within a fluid (liquid, gas or plasma) where the flow spins around an imaginary straight or curved axis. Understanding how...

2013-10-08 23:30:20

Vortex Aquatic Structures International has been a leader in aquatic play for over 18 years, manufacturing safe, economical and sustainable aquatic play amenities. Water Journeys™ is Vortex’s latest innovation and provides landscape architects and aquatic designers with new opportunities to create remarkable landmarks that are cross generational. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Vortex Aquatic Structures International has been a leader in aquatic play for over 18 years,...

2013-10-03 23:32:38

Vortex Aquatic Structures International extends a well-deserved congratulations to Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission for winning the award for the Blue Heron Bay Splashpad® they opened Memorial Day Weekend (May) 2013. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Vortex Aquatic Structures International is overjoyed by the recognition Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission will receive for the extraordinary spray park they built and that Vortex Midwest could be...


Latest Vortex Reference Libraries

0_c8c98d7c94fb871bfeaa5099bc0d5857
2009-07-18 15:30:33

A Vortex (plural: vortices) is a spinning, often turbulent, mass of flowing fluid. Any spiral movement with a closed streamline is considered vortex flow. The speed and rate of rotation of a vortex is always greatest at the center, with progressively decreasing speed away from the center. The fluid pressure is lowest in the center of the vortex, and rises further from the center (Bernoulli's Principle). The core of a vortex is sometimes visible due to a plume of water vapor caused by...

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2009-07-18 12:56:04

Turbulence (or turbulent flow) is characterized by chaotic, random property changes. Turbulence occurs with low momentum diffusion (spreading of atmospheric properties), high momentum convection (vertical transference of atmospheric properties), and rapid variation of pressure and velocity in both space and time. A flow that is not turbulent is known as laminar flow. A vortex moving at low speeds will most likely cause laminar flow, and as speeds increase a transition is made to turbulent...

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