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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

2013-10-08 23:30:20

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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®

Earth's Ocean Eddies Are Mathematically Similar To Black Holes In Space
2013-09-23 14:42:00

Scientists at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule and University of Miami found that some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are quite similar to the mysterious black holes of space.

Two Vortices Seen Circling Newborn Tropical Storm Man-yi's Center
2013-09-13 15:16:36

NASA's Terra satellite passed over newborn Tropical Storm Man-yi and captured and image that clearly showed two vortices rotating around a large center of circulation.


Latest Vortex Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.