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2014-07-10 12:26:34

New Restaurant and Entertainment Venue Part of Multi-Year Expansion Plan CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carowinds, Thrill Capital of the Southeast is excited to open

Scientists Explore Ways To Synchronize Magnetic Spins For More Powerful Nanoscale Electronic Devices
2014-04-30 03:07:24

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics.

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

Researchers have developed a new mathematical framework capable of describing motions in superfluids – low temperature fluids that exhibit classical as well as quantum behavior.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

A defining mark of Jupiter, the Great Red Spot, should have disappeared centuries ago, according to prevailing theories. A new model being presented next week provides a possible explanation for why the turbulent red vortex has lasted so long.

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

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.

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

French researchers develop sophisticated mathematical model to study the behavior of earthly vortices, like hurricanes and ocean currents

Latest Vortex Reference Libraries

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...

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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Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.