Wet-Dog Physics

February 2011
Science Teacher;Feb2011, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p16
Academic Journal
The article reports on the results of a study conducted by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology to determine how the shaking of a wet dog may improve the efficiency of machines. The findings are presented during the 63rd meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society. The researchers found that the size of an animal determines the amount of time it needs to shake in order to dry. The animal has loose skin that speeds up its shaking and regulation of body heat.


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