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Intriguing scientists and engineers among 2010 MacArthur ‘genius’ Fellows

By / September 29, 2010

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2audOlniaQ&feature=player_embedded preview=force] The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named 23 new MacArthur Fellows for 2010. Included in this list is John Dabiri whose work with fluid dynamics we’ve featured several times on this blog. Dabiri is a biophysicist who studies animal locomotion, specifically the movement of jellyfish. Dabiri has shown that explaining …

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Vertical axis turbines for low-wind-speed areas

By / November 23, 2009

Back in June we reported on a futuristic design of wind power generators: vertical axis turbines. Now researchers at the University of Virgina are developing a smaller, more efficient wind turbine uniquely designed to generate power in low-wind-speed areas. And they are building these turbines with a vertical axis, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The group…

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