June 2017: Runners, Insects, and a Wind Turbine

Get your aerodynamics on with this month's newsletter, where aerodynamic specialists teach runners how to draft and insect wings inspire new wind turbine blades.

Insect Wings Inspire Flexible Wind Turbine BladesInsect Wings Inspire Flexible Wind Turbine Blades: New garden bumblebeeLicense: CC BY-SA 2.5, André Karwath

Wind Turbine Design According to Insects

One of nature's smallest aerodynamic specialists - insects - have provided a clue to more efficient and robust wind turbine design. Read more >>

Runners Discover Drafting

The recent attempt to break the 2 hour marathon came very close at 2:00:24, with various aids that would be deemed illegal under current IAAF rules. The bold and obvious aerodynamic aid appeared to be a Tesla fitted with an oversized digital clock leading the runners by a few meters. Read more >>