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2012-01-04 11:00:00

Vortex chose to partner with Axsium Group for NRF 2012 for their subject matter expertise in the retail industry. Axsium is a leader in workforce management consulting with expertise in delivering world-class solutions to large retailers around the globe. With more than 250 successful projects, Axsium understands the workforce management needs of retailers and the importance of being able to justify and identity a return on investment on all technology and mobile initiatives. Toronto, ON...

2011-11-07 19:56:30

Wine swirling, heart valve action, detonating stars, and more The latest news and discoveries from the science of fluid motion will be featured at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD), held November 20-22, 2011, at the Baltimore Convention Center near the scenic Inner Harbor section of Baltimore, Md. Researchers from around the globe will present noteworthy research covering the intricacies of flight, the workings of the human...

2011-07-26 12:23:00

TSX:GPDwww.goldenpredator.com VANCOUVER, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Golden Predator Corp. (TSX:GPD) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced a planned minimum 1,500 m diamond drill program at its previously undrilled Harlan Project located in the Selwyn Basin District, Yukon, Canada. The project area consists of 740 claims covering approximately 150 km(2) lying approximately 90 km south of the Osiris discovery of Atac Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ATC), and presents at...

2011-06-09 23:39:10

It has been 100 years since the discovery of superconductivity, a state achieved when mercury was cooled, with the help of liquid helium, to nearly the coldest temperature achievable to form a superfluid that provides no resistance to electrons as they flow through it. During that century, scientists have struggled to find a precise mathematical explanation of why and how this strange fluid behaves as it does. Liquid helium-4 itself becomes a superfluid when cooled to within a few degrees of...

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2011-04-11 14:00:07

When black holes slam into each other, the surrounding space and time surge and undulate like a heaving sea during a storm. This warping of space and time is so complicated that physicists haven't been able to understand the details of what goes on"”until now. "We've found ways to visualize warped space-time like never before," says Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). By combining theory with computer...

2011-04-08 11:54:47

New analysis of images taken by ESA's Venus Express orbiter has revealed surprising details about the remarkable, shape-shifting collar of clouds that swirls around the planet's South Pole. This fast-moving feature is all the more surprising since its center of rotation is typically offset from the geographical pole. The results of this study are published online in Science Express today. Several planets in the Solar System, including Earth, have been found to possess hurricane-like polar...

2011-03-30 09:33:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Has your Carowinds "Opening Day Countdown" clock been running since the park closed last season? Have you been pretending your couch is really a seat on Intimidator(TM)? Do you have your opening day outfit (complete with fanny pack and park map) already picked out for opening day on April 2nd? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, great news; there are only a few days left until Carowinds, the thrill capital of the Southeast,...

2011-02-14 07:30:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CRANE Naval Service Warfare announced they are awarding Smith Enterprise's patented Vortex® Flash Eliminator a 5-year $1.5 million contract after it was rated the number one suppressor in their developmental test report. CRANE is the testing and contracting division for the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) which includes the Army Rangers, Navy Seals, and other Special Operations Forces. Flash suppressors are...

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2010-12-17 10:18:49

With the help of neutrons, TUM physicists discover new ways to save data One of the requirements to keep trends in computer technology on track "“ to be ever faster, smaller, and more energy-efficient "“ is faster writing and processing of data. In the Dec. 17 issue of the journal Science, physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the Universitaet zu Koeln report results that could point the way to a solution. TUM physicists set a lattice of magnetic vortices in...

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2010-12-07 09:54:58

Geophysical phenomena such as the dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean circulation are typically modeled mathematically by tracking the motion of air or water particles. These mathematical models define velocity fields that, given (i) a position in three-dimensional space and (ii) a time instant, provide a speed and direction for a particle at that position and time instant. "Geophysical phenomena are still not fully understood, especially in turbulent regimes," explains Gary Froyland at the...


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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