The Aerodynamics of a Tour de France Time Trial
Monash Wind Tunnel training, cycling
July 25th, 2014
As the Tour de France approaches its final days, teams will be looking to place their top riders in the best possible position for the all-important individual time trial in the penultimate stage, where the winner of the Tour is determined.
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Need for Speed: Pilot Recalls Record-Setting Supersonic Flight
SR-71 Blackbird
July 24th, 2014
On a September day in 1974, Capt. Harold "Buck" Adams set the world speed record in the U.S. military's SR-71 Blackbird aircraft. At the controls of the twin-engine supersonic plane, Adams flew from London to Los Angeles in a blistering 3 hours, 47 minute
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How Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Being Destroyed
MV Cape Ray
July 23rd, 2014
Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, military and civilian experts aboard a U.S. cargo ship, the MV Cape Ray, are disposing of Syria's arsenal of deadly chemical weapons.
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How Visuals Can Help Deaf Children 'Hear'
Pre-kindergarten children at interactive studio
July 25th, 2014
Experiencing sound, through sight.
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More Efficient, Durable Solar Cells are Possible Thanks to Glass (Op-Ed)
Solar panels, silica glass
July 23rd, 2014
Self-cooling, longer lasting and more efficient solar cells are within reach simply by adding a thin layer of glass.
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String Theory: The Physics of Master Guitar Playing
Satch playing guitar
July 23rd, 2014
How do great guitarists bend a string like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix? One scientist sought to figure out how legendary performers make great music.
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Supersonic Missile Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane, Photos Suggest
buk missiles
July 22nd, 2014
New photographic evidence of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 suggests that a Soviet-era supersonic missile most likely took down the Boeing 777 jetliner over Ukraine last week.
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Corporations are Driving the Energy Revolution (Op-Ed)
Windturbine, Spain
July 25th, 2014
When even Walmart can't buy as much green energy as it wants, there's a problem.
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Clean Energy, Batteries Not Included (Op-Ed)
green energy, alternative energy sources, energy saving tips
July 23rd, 2014
Green energy doesn't need to wait for next-gen battery storage.
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Affordable Batteries for Green Energy are Closer than We Think
Tesla Model S, electric car, battery
July 23rd, 2014
At the heart of the current debate around energy is the question of storage.
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