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The stellar nurseries of distant galaxies
Star clusters are formed by the condensation of molecular clouds. (2019-09-16)
Turbulence meets a shock
Interaction of shocks and turbulence investigated with a focus on high intensity turbulence levels. (2019-08-09)
Supercomputers use graphics processors to solve longstanding turbulence question
Advanced simulations have solved a problem in turbulent fluid flow that could lead to more efficient turbines and engines. (2019-07-25)
Stanford study shows how to improve production at wind farms
On a working wind farm, Stanford researchers have shown that angling turbines slightly away from the wind can boost energy produced overall and even out the otherwise variable supply. (2019-07-01)
Order from chaos: Australian vortex studies are first proof of decades-old theory
Two Australian studies published this week offer the first proof of a 70-year-old theory of turbulence. (2019-06-27)
Researchers verify 70-year-old theory of turbulence in fluids
Pilots and air travellers know turbulence can be powerful, but science has struggled to fully explain the phenomenon. (2019-06-27)
New Zealand and Australian researchers observe 70-year-old prediction, with wide-reaching effects
As you stir milk into a cup of coffee, you will see fluid turbulence in action -- rapid mixing that has defied deep scientific understanding. (2019-06-27)
What agility and agile mean for you
SIOP has published a new white paper that explores critical elements for organizational effectiveness amid turbulence. (2019-06-27)
Research shows wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat
We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the most important of habitats: their nests. (2019-06-19)
Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as 'Boaty McBoatface') has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. (2019-06-17)
Tracking major sources of energy loss in compact fusion facilities
Analysis of energy loss in low-aspect ratio tokamaks opens a new chapter in the development of predictions of transport in such facilities. (2019-06-11)
Most-detailed-ever simulations of black hole solve longstanding mystery
An international team has constructed the most detailed, highest resolution simulation of a black hole to date. (2019-06-05)
EPFL researchers crack an enduring physics enigma
Researchers from EPFL have found the mechanism that lies behind a mysterious physics phenomenon in fluid mechanics: the fact that turbulence in fluids spontaneously self-organizes into parallel patterns of oblique turbulent bands -- an example of order emerging spontaneously from chaos. (2019-05-28)
'Neural Lander' uses AI to land drones smoothly
Control engineers and AI experts team up to make drones that fly more smoothly close to the ground. (2019-05-24)
Mapping the global distribution of phytoplankton
Researchers at ETH have charted the distribution of phytoplankton in the world's oceans for the first time and investigated the environmental factors that explain this distribution. (2019-05-22)
How inland waters 'breathe' carbon -- and what it means for global systems
A new Yale study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams, including a key relationship between storm events, ecology, and topography in moderating this release. (2019-04-16)
Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life
Two new studies by UA space scientists, one on high-energy particles and the other on tidal forces, may bring into question the habitability of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. (2019-04-16)
New research adds to work of Prandtl, father of modern aerodynamics
Not only will this discovery be important for agriculture, aviation and weather prediction, but it will also be vital for climate change research and associated sea-level rise, as accurate prediction of katabatic surface wind profiles over large ice sheets and glaciers is critical in energy balance of melting ice. (2019-04-11)
Turbulences theory closer high-energy physics than previously thought
A new research paper finds the high-energy physics concept of 'un-naturalness' may be applicable to the study of turbulence or that of strongly correlated systems of elementary particles. (2019-04-02)
EPFL researchers make a key discovery on how alpine streams work
An EPFL study has showed that until now, scientists have been substantially underestimating how quickly gases are exchanged between mountain streams and the atmosphere. (2019-03-18)
At 3,836 mph, which way does the air flow?
UB aerospace engineer James Chen publishes a paper that extends classical kinetic theory into high-speed aerodynamics, including hypersonic speed, which begins at 3,836 mph or roughly five times the speed of sound. (2019-03-12)
Improved hybrid models for multi-step wind speed forecasting
To ensure the safety and stability of the power grid, reliable predictions of wind speed and power generation at the local scale for wind farms are essential. (2019-03-11)
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space. (2019-02-14)
Supercomputing propels jet atomization research for industrial processes
Researchers at the Bundeswehr University Munich recently appeared on the cover of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics for their simulations studying turbulence in jet sprays at the atomic level. (2019-02-08)
Cilia beat to an unexpected rhythm in male reproductive tract, study in mice reveals
Waves of undulating cilia drive several processes essential to life. (2019-01-14)
Could gulls' wings inspire smarter airplane design?
Flexing a single elbow joint enables gulls to adapt their wing shape to gusty conditions, according to new University of British Columbia (UBC) research--a relatively simple mechanism that could inspire improved aircraft design. (2019-01-03)
New findings reveal the behavior of turbulence in the exceptionally hot solar corona
Astrophysicists are keen to learn why the corona is so hot. (2018-12-21)
The secret life of cloud droplets
Do water droplets cluster inside clouds? Researchers confirm two decades of theory with an airborne imaging instrument. (2018-12-19)
Ionosphere plasma experiments reviewed in a new Kazan University publication
There are only a few so-called 'heaters' in the world -- special facilities which create artificial plasma processes in the upper atmosphere by heating them. (2018-12-13)
Taming turbulence: Seeking to make complex simulations a breeze
Previously intractable problems for designing fusion experiments, improving weather models, and understanding astrophysical phenomena such as star formation will be more easily addressed without the need for expensive supercomputers using a new model identified at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (2018-12-11)
Factors affecting turbulence scaling
Fluids exhibiting scaling behavior can be found in diverse physical phenomena, observed when these fluids reach a critical point. (2018-11-08)
Magnetic pumping pushes plasma particles to high energies
The solar wind is not a calm summer breeze. Instead, it is a roiling, chaotic mess of turbulence and waves. (2018-11-05)
Growing magnetic fields in deep space: Just wiggle the plasma
Astrophysicists have long wondered how cosmic magnetic fields fields are produced, sustained, and magnified. (2018-11-05)
NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds
Scientists share mesmerizing new images of electric blue clouds from NASA's PMC Turbo balloon mission that flew in over the Arctic in July 2018. (2018-09-20)
Physicists train robotic gliders to soar like birds
Scientists know that upward currents of warm air assist birds in flight. (2018-09-19)
Separating the sound from the noise in hot plasma fusion
For fusion power plants to be effective, scientists must find a way to trigger the low-to-high confinement transition, associated with zonal flows of plasma. (2018-09-11)
UTSA researchers develop tools to prepare for chemical attacks
New plume dispersal model alerts authorities how much time people have to flee after an attack. (2018-09-10)
Preparing for chemical attacks with improved computer models
Researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio used computer models on the Stampede2 supercomputer to replicate the dispersal of gases from the April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack in northwest Syria. (2018-08-21)
Supercomputing simulations and machine learning help improve power plants
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart are exploring how supercritical carbon dioxide could serve as a cleaner, safer, and more flexible working fluid in power plants than supercritical water by using supercomputing resources and machine learning. (2018-08-20)
A study by MSU scientists will help specify the models of the Earth atmosphere circulation
A team of scientists from the Institute of Mechanics, MSU demonstrated how random fluctuations in the rotation speed and noises influence the number of vortexes in the Couette spherical flow. (2018-08-19)
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