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Morphable surfaces could cut air resistance

30.11.2017 tribonet 599 Views

Adding golf ball-like dimples to surfaces could reduce drag and improve efficiency of vehicles. There is a story about how the modern golf ball, with its dimpled surface, came to be: In the mid-1800s, it […]

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Next-Generation Transport

06.09.2017 tribonet 520 Views

Thanks to MURI grants, UCSB mechanical engineers are working on refining and improving machines that move through air and water. For most of us, fluid dynamics and mechanics aren’t particularly significant — that is, until […]