Saturday December 26th, 2015 01:39 Answers To Long-Standing Question About Swimming In Elastic Liquids

A biomechanical experiment conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has answered a long-standing theoretical question: Will microorganisms swim faster or slower in elastic fluids? For a prevalent type of swimming, undulation, the answer is “slower.” Paulo Arratia, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, along with student …

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