Tag Archives: Fluid Dynamics

A Nonlinear Cavity Cools a Cantilever

Photons in a nonlinear cavity perform “negative” work on a mechanical oscillator, cooling it toward its ground state. Continue reading

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How Freshwater Mixes in a Winter Lake

An influx of warmer water mixing with a colder ambient volume can create a dense parcel that drives bottom currents and determines the resulting circulation patterns. Continue reading

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Schrödinger Win for Extreme Waves

Researchers create the most realistic rogue waves to date, showing dynamics that follow those expected for extreme waves in more idealized systems. Continue reading

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Wind Farms Perform Under Pressure

Simulations show that negative wind shear can reduce the power output of wind farms. Continue reading

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Water Droplets Shape-Shift on the ISS

Experiments in zero gravity show how a static droplet oscillates on a vibrating hydrophobic surface. Continue reading

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Star No More

New forecasting approaches could help users of ground-based telescopes predict when the atmosphere will most blur incoming light, allowing them to better remove the effect. Continue reading

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Defects Control Silica’s Viscosity

The quirky temperature dependence of liquid silica’s viscosity comes from the liquid equivalent of crystal defects, according to new simulations. Continue reading

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Pore Collapse Leads to Universal Banded Patterns

A model attributes the propagating bands that appear in a compressed porous medium to structural changes alone. Continue reading

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Fluid Dynamics of Clouds

In a series of invited papers, researchers discuss new tools for reducing uncertainties in climate models associated with cloud formation and
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Unusual Flow

A transparent rock experiment shows how stretchy molecules kick up eddies. Continue reading

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