9 Nov 2018
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
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
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
23 Jan 2018
A bowl of water sprinkled with pepper flakes sits ready on Mahesh Bandi’s kitchen countertop. Bandi, a professor of physics at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (...
Type: News Article
2 Oct 2017
The effects of surface tension are of central importance in many everyday phenomena: it causes small droplets of rain to stick to your windows, creates bubbles when you add detergent in your sink,...
Type: News Article
24 Apr 2017
An important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called “lab on a chip”. These “chips”, not related to the electronic ones found in computers, are small devices in which...
Type: News Article
22 Nov 2016
Liquids are an important part of our everyday lives. Fluids such as water are Newtonian, and their viscous behavior is well understood. However, many common fluids are viscoelastic. These fluids,...
Type: News Article
22 Nov 2016
This video depicts the motion of a specific worm-like micellar solution with a cylinder obstructing the flow path. The streak lines are visualized under a microscope using fluorescent tracer...
Type: Video
29 Jun 2016
When raindrops fall into bodies of water, milk is added to a cup of coffee, and in other mixing and rinsing processes, you might wonder how one liquid is absorbed by the other. Small droplets can be...
Type: News Article
19 Apr 2016
In many plumbing and pipework systems in general, there are junctions and connections to move liquids such as water in different directions, but have you ever thought about what happens to the water...
Type: News Article
31 Mar 2015
Accurately anticipating an approaching typhoon’s destructive force makes all the difference in advance preparations and as a consequence, the cost in lives. But over the decades, climate scientists...
Type: News Article
21 Apr 2014
The OIST Pipe Flow Experiment is poised to bridge a long-standing gap between physics and engineering.  The experimental facility is being set up by Professor Pinaki Chakraborty’s...
Type: News Article
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