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Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Earth Sciences
03.09.2012
Turbulence ahead
Turbulence ahead
Although the wind may blow smoothly onto a wind turbine, it comes out the other end shredded into a complex collage of whorls, large and small. In a wind farm, the turbulent wake generated by the first row of turbines drives the turbines in the next rows, which produce up to 40% less power and suffer more from bumpier winds.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
26.07.2012
New-generation sensor combines lasers and mechanics
New-generation sensor combines lasers and mechanics
Scientists have developed a rapid, precise opto-mechanical measurement system that can be embedded into a silicon chip. This new technology could revolutionize the domain of sensors and atomic force microscopy. Resonators are used to detect infinitesimal quantities of matter in the atmosphere. Here's how it works: when a microscopic string comes into with a particle or a gas molecule, it vibrates.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.04.2012
Bridges get a quick check-up
Bridges get a quick check-up
Engineers have developed a new imaging technique that lets them see the insides of massive concrete bridges. Much like a sonogram, this technique provides quick, easy-to-interpret images, so that the health of these expensive structures can be assessed and monitored. The patient weighs several tons and is hundreds of meters long.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
06.02.2012
A quantum connection between light and motion
A quantum connection between light and motion
Researchers have demonstrated a microscopic system in which light can be converted into a mechanical oscillation and back.

 
 
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