Friday, August 12, 2011
Anti-Wave Tech Tricks Ocean Water Into Standing Still, Making Ships Efficient and Invisible | Popular Science
Anti-Wave Tech Tricks Ocean Water Into Standing Still, Making Ships Efficient and Invisible | Popular Science: Yaroslav Urzhumov, assistant research professor in electrical and computer engineering at Duke, envisions covering the hull of a ship with a three-dimensional lattice of porous metallic materials that would be embedded with tiny pumps. The pumps could force flowing water through at variable rates, Urzhumov says in a news release. “The goal is make it so the water passing through the porous material leaves the cloak at the same speed as the water surrounding by the vessel,” he says.