2 Feb 2021 - 00:00
New research from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has found a surprising randomness for how fluids choose their path around obstacles that depends on their...
Type: Press release
12 Nov 2020 - 01:00
Climate change is causing hurricanes that make landfall to take more time to weaken, reports a study published today in...
Type: Press release
11 Sep 2020 - 16:46
Robust and widespread antibody testing has emerged as a key strategy in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. However current testing methods are too...
Type: Press release
19 May 2020 - 10:00
Toothpaste, face creams, hair gel, mayonnaise, and ketchup are household items that most people don’t think twice about but, in terms of their flow behavior, they have unusual properties. They’re all...
Type: Press release
11 Mar 2020 - 11:06
The membrane surrounding cells acts as a selective barrier, cradling and protecting the cell’s contents from the external surroundings and choosing which substances to allow in or out of the cell....
Type: News Article
28 Jan 2020 - 09:22
High-speed video microscopy of the tips of the posts, illustrating their highly-synchronized motions.  The raw microscope video is shown in the top plot with the starting and tracked positions...
Type: Video
28 Jan 2020 - 09:18
High-speed polarized light microscopy showing the elastic stretching of the wormlike micelles during flow around two cylindrical posts, which are represented by white circles. The color of the plot...
Type: Video
27 Jan 2020 - 15:31
Specialized stringy fluids flow through the human joints and help constitute substances such as mucus. These fluids contain long, flexible molecules like polymers or proteins, giving them the ability...
Type: News Article
25 Jan 2020 - 04:00
Water issuing from an ordinary faucet tells a complex tale of its journey through a pipe. At high velocities, the faucet’s gushing stream is turbulent: chaotic, disorderly -- like the crash of ocean...
Type: Press release
9 Nov 2018 - 00:00
Viscoelastic fluids are everywhere, whether racing through your veins or through 1,300 kilometers of pipe in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Unlike Newtonian fluids, such as oil or water, viscoelastic...
Type: Press release
27 Jun 2018 - 13:00
Look up above you. You might see blue sky, clouds, the Moon or stars. And while it might seem calm up there, the truth is it’s nearly always raining. Every day, Earth is constantly bombarded by about...
Type: Press release
1 Feb 2018 - 10:35
Anyone who has ever turned on a tap knows something about fluid dynamics. Whether a fluid is flowing through household plumbing or industrial oil and gas pipelines, when it runs slowly its flow is...
Type: News Article
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