Friday Squid Blogging: "Squid-Inspired Design"

From the University of Colorado: “Squid-inspired design could mean better handling of underwater vehicles“:

Inspired by the sleek and efficient propulsion of squid, jellyfish and other cephalopods, a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher has designed a new generation of compact vortex generators that could make it easier for scientists to maneuver and dock underwater vehicles at low speeds and with greater precision.

Another article here.

Posted on January 26, 2007 at 4:28 PM8 Comments


BOB!! January 26, 2007 9:52 PM

Bruce – you’ll be pleased to note that apparently in honor of your Friday Squid Blog, the answer on Final Jeopardy today was “Giant Squid”.

Deborah January 29, 2007 8:56 AM

Hi Drox:
Re: “Jellyfish aren’t cephalopods” . . . Doh. Point taken. Thanks for the correction!

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