Aerodynamics News: Cars, Flying Machines, and Bill Nye
Aerodynamics news blast coming your way. Lots of car related news, along with small (nano) and large (airliner) flying machines, and rounded out by news of a Bill Nye "The Science Guy" Kickstarter flight game.
Aerodynamics have played a large role in dictating the design of the new Enzo, though the overall aesthetics haven't been overlooked. Read more >>
Paul Hembery, the motorsport director of Pirelli tires, has stated that their new tires for the next F1 season will change the aerodynamics of the cars. Read more >>
Today the FIA revealed details on modifications for the S2000 regulations set for introduction in 2014. The basics are more power, less weight, and more aerodynamic devices on the cars. Read more >>
Without giving too much away, Chevrolet's latest teaser of the 2014 Corvette shows engineers testing the sports car's aerodynamics in a wind tunnel. Read more >>
Students in the Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) team have come up with a completely new design for a solar car in their attempt to win the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Lighter than any previous competitor it also features a more aerodynamic shape. Read more >>
Kyle Strickler shares the aero tricks he incorporates into his Dirt Modified race car. Read more >>
Hui Hu, an Iowa State University associate professor of aerospace engineering, said there hasn't been a need to understand the airflow, the eddies and the spinning vortices created by flapping wings and so there haven't been many engineering studies of small-scale flight. But that's changing. Read more >>
Slender as scythes and flicked up at their ends in rakish quiffs, the wings are things of great beauty and wondrous aerodynamics. In flight they flex like diving boards: as they have a 197ft span, the spectacle is dramatic. Read more >>
US science educator and TV host Bill Nye has opened a Kickstarter for an iPad game that teaches kids about the physics of flight. Read more >>
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