Billy Bathsalt: Riblets.Riblets.Riblets
Pointy Tail of Satan: Been used on racing boats for years. Big difference in Reynolds number between air and water though.
vodka: If shark skin is so awesome then why to dolphins, killer whales, etc have (relatively) smooth skin?
Fark Rye For Many Whores: Aigoo: The rest of us live in the real world, with real laws... that apply to everyone but the FSP.fettuchini spinach pope?federal service program?flying shark project?
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Microtexturing the surface of the paint seems like a good idea until you have to fly the plane on a hot summer's day and a swarm of gnats decide to microtexture the surface of the paint with their own guts.I doubt this technology will ever justify its own cost in the real world.
dionysusaur: For her pleasure?
calbert: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 762x516]
vodka: If shark skin is so awesome then why to dolphins, killer whales, etc have (relatively) smooth skin?Shark skin is just scales and scales are found on all sorts of prehistoric creatures, land and sea based. Did scales develop specifically because they were more aerodynamic or are they just a modification of body armor?
cowgirl toffee: I'm getting a shark bathing suit this year. :)
Uncle Tractor: dionysusaur: For her pleasure?So you've gone from "sausage down a corridor" to "airplane in a wind tunnel" ...?
platkat: [www.crazeforcars.com image 477x280]
cowgirl toffee: [img441.imageshack.us image 205x246]I'm getting a shark bathing suit this year. :)
Gawdzila: Biomimicry is an awesome field.
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