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A simulation of supersonic turbulent flow on a ramp. Sharp lines show shock waves; irregular, smudged boundaries represent turbulent flow. Image courtesy of Jonathan Poggie, Purdue University.

Engineers turn to Argonne’s Mira supercomputer to study supersonic turbulence

Avionics' frontier is supersonic. The military is looking for ever-faster aircraft that can fly five times the speed of sound. Fifteen years after the...
A new platform for microfluidics from LEGO bricks

A new platform for microfluidics from LEGO bricks

MIT engineers have recently bought a component of fun in microfluidics. The field of microfluidics includes minute gadgets that correctly control liquids at submillimeter scales....
Falling faster: The surprising leap of Felix Baumgartner

Falling faster: The surprising leap of Felix Baumgartner

Almost before 5 years,  the Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner had a record in 2012 for breaking the sound barrier during his free fall from...
Stanford Researchers take a Striking Look at Turbulent Motion

Stanford Researchers take a Striking Look at Turbulent Motion

Fluid dynamics, that describes the flow of fluids and gases or anything that flows and stirs into eddies. It has several applications including- it helps airplanes...
How to Levitate a Droplet on a Liquid Surface

How to Levitate a Droplet on a Liquid Surface?

In a new study, MIT scientists have explained why under certain conditions a droplet of liquid should not coalesce with the liquid surface below. On the...

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