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The Art of Drag - For centuries, drag queens and kings have been a source of entertainment for many people around the world. Much like theater, drag shows are purely for entertainment and require an abundant amount of time and energy. Although many of the performers are homosexual, there are many misconceptions in regards to their lifestyle, sexuality, and morals. The art of drag is very versatile and represents much more than just dressing up. For hundreds of years, men have been on stage dressing as women. This can be dated back as far back as the thirteenth century, when the church disapproved of women actors but allowed males to disguise as the opposite sex....   [tags: drag queens, sexuality, transvestism, LGBT] 1029 words
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Don't Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen - The figure of the drag queen is pivotal in understanding transgenderism and issues related to gender. Drags are places where femininity or masculinity is performed by opposite sexes. The film, Paris is Burning, directed by Jennie Livingston, is a valuable source for understanding issues including race, gender and otherness. The film touches upon the lives of black gays and transsexuals who live in New York and constitute a subculture, which is differentiated from heteronormative culture in a given society....   [tags: drag queen, transgenderism]
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What is Drag Racing? - Is Drag Racing to Blame. "Several cities and counties have successfully addressed their legal street racing problems by creating their own, or in collaboration with other organizations, a legal racing venue. This is intended to divert people to a safer racing enviorment, which allows racers to experience some positive aspects of the legal drag racing..." ("Responses to the Problem of Street Racing") Many people are not fully informed about the sport of drag racing so here is a little bit of information....   [tags: Car, Races] 1412 words
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The Drag Coefficient on Kinder's Egg Container - Introduction Our group called “Kinder” has decided to estimate the drag coefficient on Kinder’s egg container which is quite similar to the cylinder. Particularly that cylinder is experiencing the flow over its flat face. Its drag coefficient is going to be measured in fluid of air wind. The airflow would be supplied by ordinary hair dryer. The velocity of air wind will be measured by the help of anemometer, which we would construct by ourselves with improvised materials such as plastic cups, pencil, pin and straws....   [tags: Physics ]
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Analysis Of The Drag Ball Culture in New York City - Glamorous, fabulous, revolutionary, drag. There is a general accord about things our society labels as extrinsic. The subjects looked down upon are subcultures that have proven that if anything interrupts the conventions of society they are to be shunned. Jennie Livingston’s documentary, Paris is Burning, shows how a group of individuals bound by this common rejection, construct a subculture that has its own rules and standards. The documentary chronicles the lives of African American gay, and transgender within the drag ball culture in New York City in the mid – to – late eighties; a culture where they can create their own real identity and be themselves or anyone they want to be; a culture...   [tags: gender identiy, subscultures]
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Lift, Weight, Thrust And Drag - One of the first things that is likely to be noticed during a visit to the local airport is thewide variety of airplane styles and designs. No matter what each looks like like they alldepend on the the same four factors which are lift, weight, thrust, and drag Lift is the upward force created by the effect of airflow as it passes over and under the wings. It supports the airplane in flight. Weight opposes lift. It is caused by the downward pull of gravity. Thrust is the forward force which propels the airplane through the air....   [tags: essays research papers] 730 words
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The Harlem Drag Culture - The Harlem Drag Culture Foucault, Moraga, Fuss, hooks, Butler. These authors, along with many more, have concerned themselves with the defining of categories. In reading these authors our class has, upon every occasion of meeting, discussed the formation of categories. What we have discovered, in part, is that things are not defined by what they are, but by what they are not. Diana Fuss, in her article "Inside/Out," states "any identity is founded relationally, constituted in reference to an exterior or outside that defines the subject's own interior boundaries and corporeal surfaces" (Fuss, "Inside/Out," 234)....   [tags: History Culture Cultural Essays]
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The Four Major Classes of Drag Racing - The Four Major Classes of Drag Racing A day at the drag strip can be fun for everyone from the little boys who love the smell and sound of high-speed cars to their fathers who grew up with the muscle car era. This may also be very confusing if you don't know the classes and rules of the races. The biggest drag racing league is the NHRA, National Hot Rod Association. Everything in the race must be fair and very exact. To do this the NHRA uses a classification system. Class eligibility is based on various requirements and specifications, including type of vehicle, engine size, vehicle weight, allowable modifications, and aerodynamics....   [tags: Papers] 425 words
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Riblets and Tripwires and their Role in Reducing Drag over Underwater Aerofoils - Introduction Riblets and tripwires are widely explored and documented structures that have a huge potential for use in drag reduction technology. Passive strategies for drag reduction in air and underwater vehicles, such as airplanes and submarines, are increasingly being investigated as they reduce the cost of operation of the vehicle by increasing its speed and efficiency. This essay discusses riblets and tripwires, and their use in drag reduction technology. Their optimal specifications, mechanism of functioning and potential applications for drag reduction over underwater aerofoils have also been dealt with....   [tags: Technology ]
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Procrastination Is Such a Drag - Procrastination seems to be a habit that everyone is struggling trying to leave behind. When it comes to school or work it becomes the students’ or employees’ worst enemy. Procrastination is something that even I try to stop, however it does not last very long. I would say it is like a diet; some people attempt to do it, but it only lasts for a short period of time. The effects of procrastination are the main logic to why people do not like it so much. I believe that life would be so much better or perhaps easier if procrastination never existed, however it is part of the human nature so we will just have to live with it....   [tags: high school, effects] 570 words
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Bernoulli´s Principle in Flight - Review of Literature Bernoulli’s Principle A Swiss scientist who was named Daniel Bernoulli in the 18th century discovered the Bernoulli’s Principle. Bernoulli (2009) stated that when the velocity of a gas or a liquid increases the pressure of the fluid would then decrease. This can be applied to many things, such as a plane or bird. Basically anything that uses wings to fly uses the Bernoulli’s Principle. Both birds and planes take an advantage of the Bernoulli the Bernoulli’s Principle. Flight (n.d.)[online] states that airplanes and birds have an airfoil shape....   [tags: Weight, Drag, Thrust] 631 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Drag Racing Dreams - Drag Racing Dreams The heat was unbearable as I pulled up to the starting line. The smell of exhaust gases and burned rubber filled the air. The starting light received my fullest attention, zoning everything out of my conscience. 3...2...1...green light. I stomped my foot on the accelerator as I side stepped my clutch. Shifting into second gear, I flipped the switch to my nitrous oxide system. Instantaneously I was thrown back into my seat. All of a sudden a loud pop disturbed the smooth roar of my engine....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 704 words
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Push, Pull or Drag in....Another Misleading TV Commercial - Push, Pull or Drag in....Another Misleading TV Commercial Have you ever been watching TV and seen a car commercial that says, “ Come on down to your local Ford Automotive, and you can get a car of your choice for just $129 a month (Spitzer, 2003).” Some have even used lines like, “Do whatever you have to do push, pull or drag your car in, and drive away in a brand new car” (Spitzer, 2003). The commercial may never stop to give you the details of the qualification requirements for the cars....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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How to Calculate the G Forces in NHRA Drag Racing - How to Calculate the G Forces in NHRA Drag Racing In the sport of professional drag racing gravity takes on an entirely different meaning while accelerating these monsters down the track at speeds in excess of 330 miles per hour. The force exerted on the driver is known as G force. In this short journey down the track, the formula to calculate the forces exerted on the driver will be demonstrated. Next the forces exerted on the driver in the individual classes of cars. Then at the end of the quarter mile G force rears its ugly head again when the parachute is deployed to bring the monsters from their maximum speeds to a stop....   [tags: Process Essays] 713 words
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Wing Tip Devices and Aerodynamic Efficiency - Wing tip devices are simply designed airfoils that improve a wing’s lift-to-drag ratio. Through this combination of increased lift and reduced drag, an aircraft can fly more efficiently with the net result being more economical fuel burn. Wing tip devices were first created in 1897, a British engineer named Frederick Lancaster created wing tip devices called wing end plates to improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the airfoils he designed (Air force Studies Board, 2007). Through the years, designers created wing tip devices in many different shapes and sizes; each design has its own advantages, with some providing the most benefit in cruise, while others optimize takeoff and climb perfo...   [tags: wing's lift-to-drag ratio, airfoils]
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Equality for Women A Critique of 'Why Sports is a Drag' by Dave Barry - Equality for Women A Critique of 'Why Sports is a Drag' by Dave Barry There are many women in today's society that fight for equality in just about everything. They want the same job opportunities, the ability to be given a good deal on a car, and the right to choose to stay home . Another area that women have recently begun fighting for equality in, is the sporting world. From professional sports teams such as the Women's National Basketball Association down through college, high school, and even elementary age teams, women are fighting for equality in a variety of sports activities....   [tags: Papers] 694 words
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What are Winglets? - ... below. A winglet is a wingtip device, designed and installed to increase the performance of an aircraft., Figure 1. What is the Purpose of Winglets. Whitcomb’s winglets were produced as part of NASA’s Aircraft Energy Efficiency program, which was started in response to the 1973 oil crisis. Winglets serve to conserve energy in the aviation industry. The winglet design was predicted to improve overall aircraft lift/drag ratio by as much as 9% and to reduce induced drag by approximately 20%. With the generation of lift, induced drag is unavoidable....   [tags: airplane, extension, benefits] 972 words
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Airplanes; The Invention of and How They Fly - A pilot does not have to be an aeronautical engineer to learn to fly an airplane. However, it is a good idea to have good knowledge of aerodynamics and flight theory to be able to fly safely. There are four basic components in making an airplane fly, lift, drag, thrust, and weight. All of these work in unison to make a plane stay in the air. If one of the first three is taken out of the equation, gravity and weight will take over and cause the plane to descend. It is up to the pilot to understand how to make them equal in order to keep the airplane in flight or descend at an acceptable rate, in order to safely land the airplane....   [tags: Transportation]
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Pulling and Kicking in Swimming - Swimming is simple; it consists of two parts -- pulling and kicking. However, swimming is not all about strength, technique, or skill; it is also about fluid dynamics, drag reduction, and body structure. Due to drag reduction, some swimmers will go to extremes to reduce drag. How efficiently a swimmer kicks and pulls is also influenced by the viscosity of the water (the thickness of the water). As well as having strong muscles throughout the body because almost every muscle is used while swimming, there are many variables that effect the speed of a swimmer....   [tags: water sports techniques]
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The Science of Spin: Spin on Baseball - The direction of baseballs after they are thrown is caused by spin on the ball. Spin is defined as rotations around the axis of the baseball. Major league pitchers have clocked the spin on their pitches at 1500rpm so when a baseball is spinning through the air the threads on the ball cause a self-made “air pocket” that causes changes in direction. This is known as the Magnus affect. The spin on a baseball is defined as a vector that points on the axis’s rotation. And the magnitude of this spin vector is the number of revolutions per/sec, this is known as an angular velocity vector (Horney, A., Lowry, T., Schwenker, E., & wray, E....   [tags: speed, pitcher, curveball]
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How Queen's I Want to Break Free Video Explores Queerness in Relation to Queer Theory - ... To summaries Cartwrights definition of essentialism, it is a way to identify and categorize entities such as art, objects, and people (615). In the case of queer theory, it attempts to complex both gender and sexual preferences. Dyer suggests that queer theory is completely the opposite of essentialism, that it is non-essentialist (Dyer, 2013, p. 12; 13). This idea of non-essentialism is what queer theory attempts to redefine the “nature of male and female, removing the social essences of masculine and feminine gender role conformity” (insert Dyer citation); queer is an “identity without an essence” (Peraino, 2003, p....   [tags: problems concerning burials]
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Swimming Techniques and Physics - Swimming Techniques and Physics Presently scientist are conducting research to help people gain new techniques in swimming. While scientists continue research for new swimming techniques, they must start with early techniques of swimming as a sport and part of life. Learning how to swim is not easy. However, swimming is physics. There are laws, buoyancy, drags, and motions. To become a good swimmer one should take initiative to learn how certain techniques evolved and take an active approach into applying these physics into their own strokes....   [tags: Papers] 2098 words
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Paper Airfoil Aerodynamics - Missing figures Two basic principles of fluid dynamics underlie all objects in flight: The forces of Lift, opposing the downward acceleration of gravity, and the forces of drag due to air-resistance. Both forces, properly harnessed and controlled lead to such ingenious devices as the parachute and the helicopter. Aerodynamics, the field of fluid dynamics involving the flow of gasses, even has applications in fields as separate as the automotive industry, fire-safety, and golfing. The aerodynamics of paper airfoils, and additionally, the study of airfoils of small size and low mass are allowing the emergence of a new generation of aircraft: low-speed, affordable aircraft for a variety of use...   [tags: physics aerodynamics] 3127 words
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The Effects of Multiple Boundary Layers in Simulations - Multiple Boundary Layers in Simulations In recent years, aerodynamic simulations, such as airfoils, have become much more advanced. The invention of the computer has greatly increased aerodynamic simulation capabilities. The simulation software Sub2D, used by Consulting Aviation Services, can create airfoil simulations with multiple bodies, simulate inviscid and viscous flow, compute the separation location of an airfoil, compute the coefficients for lift, moment, and drag, and more (Flansburg)....   [tags: Physics]
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Evolution and Mechanical Functionality of Aeronautical Propulsion Systems - ... o Horizontally opposed engine - Has its pistons horizontally positioned in two sections. o V-type engine - Has its pistons tilted on a 60-90 degree angle. Modern flying machine now utilizes either turboprop or turbojet engines instead of propellers. However the historical impact piston engines have produced to the advancement of propulsions systems cannot be overlooked, and is summered in pg.5.  Credits, by Country, for Early Engine Developments (Aircraft Propulsion, Volume 1, Number 4 by C....   [tags: turbo shaft, piston engines] 2851 words
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Physics of Rowing - Missing Figures "Marathon runners talk about hitting 'the wall' at the twenty-third mile of the race. What rowers confront isn't a wall; it's a hole - an abyss of pain, which opens up in the second minute of the race. Large needles are being driven into your thigh muscles, while your forearms seem to be splitting. Then the pain becomes confused and disorganized, not like the windedness of the runner or the leg burn of the biker but an all-over, savage unpleasantness. As you pass the five-hundred-meter mark, with three-quarters of the race still to row, you realize with dread that you are not going to make it to the finish, but at the same time the idea of letting your teammates dow...   [tags: physics row boating] 1253 words
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Air Resistance, Tyres And Friction - Dragsters use a combination of large wide tyres or the rear and small narrow tyres on the front this combination is used for the following reasons: The front wheels: The front wheels are very narrow. This is so a minimum of air resistance or drag affects the dragster with lower drag better acceleration an in turn a better top speed can be achieved all leading to a better pass (race time). Now lets try to understand the concept of air resistance and drag. A basic example is placing your hand out the window with your palm facing forwards as you are driving your car along at about sixty kilometres per hour....   [tags: essays research papers] 3686 words
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Are Hybrid Cars The Answer To The Fuel Crisis? - Hybrid automobiles are not the answer to the current fuel crisis in the United States. A common misconception with automobiles is that electric motors can somehow use less power to advance a vehicle along a road. This is not the case, as the laws of physics cannot be bent. An automobile needs a specific amount of power to travel along a road at a given speed, it does not matter what source is providing said power. These so called “green” automobiles, which are considered to be hybrids and electric cars, are actually less green than their internal combustion engine powered counterparts....   [tags: Conservation] 1070 words
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Newton’s Laws of Motion in Modern Aircrafts - The world today requires multiple ways of transport, especially over the Atlantic Ocean. During and before the 1900’s, transatlantic travels were very common and are mainly carried out via boats. However, due to the revolutionary change by the Wright brothers, in 1903, the creation of the propeller planes made shorter travel time between one country to another possible. As technology develops, the transportation of cargo and passengers via airplanes became easier and more efficient with the replacement of jet engines in July 16, 1949, by the famous inventor Frank Whittle (FindtheData, n.d.)....   [tags: Newton’s Laws of Motion]
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The Physics of the Curve Ball - The Physics of the Curve Ball Dad said that one of these days I would figure it out, but to this day I am still clueless. I have always been able to throw a decent curve ball; you don’t just throw 6 one hit games in your high school career without one. I have always wondered why and how the ball curves through the air, and it wasn’t until now that I have really had the chance to research a topic that has puzzled me for so long. I would bet that even pitchers in the “Big show” don’t know how or why, but they obviously have the talent and ability....   [tags: Physics Research Papers] 800 words
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The Basic Principle of Flight - Flight has been a dream of mankind, after the completion of the first powered airplane flight initiative from the Wright brothers, aviation technology is changing rapidly. From ancient light aircraft to a hundred tons airliner or even a fighter jet that flexible than eagle, flying technology has become one of the amazing achievement in science and technology. Aerodynamics is a fundamental principle of flight and civil aircraft unit, in order to have the ability to move on the sky, the force balance of the air lift must be greater than weight and the thrust is greater than the drag....   [tags: aerodynamics, airplane, passengers]
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The Electric Vehicle Platform - 1 Introduction The concept of Electric Vehicle Platform (EVP) is come with the support of the green energy and to protect the campus environment. Prediction of the battery size and capacity is the most essential thing for the EVPs. Exterior of the vehicle bodies and the rotating wheels makes the flow fully three dimensional. The power consumption is a matter of demand and the supply, on the demand side the power requirement for propulsion of the vehicle which includes rolling resistance and the air resistance and on the supply side the storage capacity of the battery pack and delivery of the require power.[1] This motivates to perform aerodynamic study and use drag optimization techniques on...   [tags: green enery, environment, battery]
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Gender Trouble in Paris - In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler discusses complications with constructions of inner and outer worlds of the body. She argues that “internalization of gender”, as common linguistics describes it, is a part of the heterosexual hegemonic binary of gender conformity which distinguishes inner and outer worlds. Gender, in the commonly accepted model, is innate and through a process of bringing out the inner gender is expressed. Butler proposes, instead, that “the gendered body is performative” and “has no ontological status apart from the various acts which constitute its reality” (173)....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Physics of a Plane Crash - There is an old saying that any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. There is a lot of truth to this statement, especially if you are the one walking away. Here are the stories of two such landings that I am personally familiar with. Since they are both very similar in nature, they will be discussed simultaneously in the pages to follow. N9KF was a Model 1 Kitfox. It was built and flown by my father. The Kitfox is an experimental, homebuilt kit plane. Every plane, like every person, has a story....   [tags: physics airplane landing land]
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Aerodynamics of Planes - Aerodynamics of Planes Ever since I was little I was amazed at the ability for a machine to fly. I have always wanted to explore ideas of flight and be able to actually fly. I think I may have found my childhood fantasy in the world of aeronautical engineering. The object of my paper is to give me more insight on my future career as an aeronautical engineer. This paper was also to give me ideas of the physics of flight and be to apply those physics of flight to compete in a high school competition....   [tags: Papers] 1627 words
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Design of the Nose Cone for the 2014 Formula 1 Race Car - This essay will discuss about the research method on the designing and analysing the nose cone design of 2014 formula 1 race car. This research is aimed to analyse the 2014 formula 1 nose cone design and optimised it to get a better design of the nose cone but still have aerodynamic flow and also still meet the regulation requirement of 2014 formula 1 championship. There are four main objectives to help fulfil the aim of the project they are: design the nose cone of selected teams by using engineering design software, simulate the nose cone design by using flow simulation and finite element analysis engineering software, optimised the design to get the better shape of the nose cone, and cri...   [tags: aerodynamic, flow, research] 1353 words
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Stereotypes and Priscilla - Australian Voices in Film: “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” Essay Question: Stereotyping of character representations “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is a hilarious comedy, brought together brilliantly by writer and director Stephan Elliot. Tick/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia are two drag queens that travel across Australia on a lavender bus with there transsexual friend Ralph/Bernadette. All three challenge the dominant stereotype of the Australian male. Released in 1994, 14 years into the AIDS epidemic, the film had a phenomenal response around the world and in Australia....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Analysis, Australian] 930 words
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The Different Forms of Golf Balls According to the Dimples - ... The flight pattern affects the distance that the ball travels when hit. The dimple’s structure affects the amount of drag force applied to the golf ball (Aoki, 2010). The distance of a golf course is measured in yards. The “par” of a hole is how many strokes it should take to get the ball into the hole. Since the goal of the game is to be under or on par, the golf ball hit needs to travel as far as possible in order to achieve this goal. The right construction of dimples helps a player reach this goal....   [tags: airflow, effects, shot, construction]
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Testing Aerodynamic Structures for Our Science Fair Project - ... (Phillips,Warren F, 2004) The first human aircraft that was made was by two brothers, they were called the wright brothers. Their names were Wilbur and Orville Wright. It was some type of air glider. But the plane unsuccessfully crashed and killed two people that wasn’t the wright brothers. (Anderson, David F, 2001) 10 A very important study of aerodynamics is in NASA that stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. They have to deal with aerodynamics everyday since they are the scientists who works everyday trying to make aerodynamic rockets to study space, they have to be very precise when ever they make a rocket, it can take years, because one time NASA sent a rocket bu...   [tags: nasa, thrust, wings]
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Physics of Paper Airplanes - Paper Airplanes, flight at its simplest for humans. As kids, we learned how to build paper airplanes and send them soaring into the sky. We didn't stop to think about why the airplanes where able to fly after the initial thrust we gave them or how they were able to glide for so long afterwards. Ignorance was bliss then, but now we strive to understand how things work. Looking back to the childhood past time of flying paper airplanes, I will try to explain some of the parts that make paper airplanes fly....   [tags: Physics Science Planes Plane Airplane] 1482 words
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Physics of Hang Gliding - Hang gliders have been around since the the 1800's, though the concepts of flight were not fully understood then, and very few, if any successful flights were made. They began to be practically used around the 1950's as a branch off of American aerospace research. These first designs were known as parawings, and were developed by Francis and Gertrude Rogallo. Early gliders had wooden or bamboo frames and polythene sails, which is primitive when compared to the new materials used in today's gliders, which will be discussed in further detail later....   [tags: physics sport sports] 1842 words
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Design of the Railway Wheel - ... Both mode II and mode III having a shear stress acting parallel to the plane of the crack but the difference is in mode II, shear stress is acting perpendicular to the crack front while in mode III, shear stress is acting parallel to the crack front. 1.2 Problem Statement a. Fatigue crack propagation of the railway wheel due to the impact load b. Durability decrease since the wheel has operated under complex loads. c. Rolling contact fatigue due to the repeated contact stress during the rolling motion in the interface area....   [tags: braking, driction, crack, durability] 1108 words
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The Boeing 737 - The Boeing 737 is one of the most popular aircraft ever produced. Over 7700 in all variants have been produced, with an additional 11,275 aircraft on order. This makes the 737 the most popular jetliner to date. The 737 has a wide variety of uses, and still remains extremely popular and under high demand. Because it is such a widely mass produced aircraft, it is also a target for constant aerodynamic improvements. Boeing has looked at everything from the design of the anti-collision lights, to the reduction of small gaps in the airfoil....   [tags: Advanced Technology, Aerodynamics, Aircraft]
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High Technology Swimwear - High Technology Swimwear Product application: How does a swimmer improve the speed in the water. The answer may be that do more practice. However with the development of the technology, there is one thing that has totally changed that mindset forever, that is the high-technology swimwear. The high-technology swimwear is designed and manufactured for swimmers to swim faster in high competitive swimming sports. Some studies showed that wearing high-technology swimsuit can reduce the drag up to 4% and even increase the speed by 3% to 7%....   [tags: fastskin wear, material]
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The Physics of Efficient Running - Running is a natural form of human locomotion. To many, running is an essential aspect of most sports and is also a simple way that requires little to get exercise anywhere. But because many people have adapted to improper forms of running over time, numerous physical injuries are the results. With the help of understanding the physics behind running, people can learn to run in such a way that expends less energy from the body. Keeping physics in mind may also lead to less injuries and effortless running....   [tags: physics run running] 1990 words
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