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It is in many ways the Wind Tunnel of the 2020s.

To: The Caltech Community From: Thomas F. Rosenbaum Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and Professor of Physics Date: December 7, 2017 Re: 2017 Year-End Message What we call the beginning is often the end / And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end...

Feathered drone in the wind tunnel

Prof Dario Floreano's feathered drone came back into the wind tunnel after several aerodynamic sessions last year with Stefano Mintchev (his postdoc) and Matteo Di Luca (one of his apprentices). This year, the focus was on controls. The drone was made free to roll,...

Speed skiers at 250 km/h

Speed Skiers from the Spain national team and the Belgium national team were tested today at 250 km/h. In the picture, Ricardo Adarraga from the spanish national team has been testing his latest technologies and positions. His objective for the 2017-2018 season is to...

Running Aero Tests for senseFly in the ETH Zürich Wind Tunnel

On Tuesday October 2, 2017, we were in the historical ETH Zürich wind tunnel (built by legendary and first swiss aerodynamicist, Prof Jakob Ackeret, who also built the first ever closed circuit supersonic wind tunnel and introduced the Mach number). Tests were...

Inside the McLaren Racing Wind Tunnel

Cédric Michel-Grosjean, EPFL student, has been working at McLaren Racing Technology for his Master's thesis. While the work conducted during this activity is highly confidential, it allowed Cédric to live a lifelong dream. Because of his passion for the sport, Cédric...

WindShape at EPFL Drone Days

During the first weekend of September, WindShape showed off its drone wind facility to thousands of visitors at EPFL Drone Days.  ...

Flying women

Women world cup ski jumpers from the French Skiing Federation flew in the wind tunnel today. Athletes included french star Julia...

Tour de France star, Romain Bardet, in the Wind Tunnel

Romain Bardet and the AG2R team trained in the wind tunnel before the 2017 edition of the Tour de France. These tests were done in collaboration with our longstanding client and collaborator, the French cycling equipment manufacturer...

Water Drone with Acoustic GPS

Luca Bardazzi, Bachelor student at HES-SO, designed, built and tested a complete underwater drone, capable of swimming around without any tether, thanks to the acoustic GPS technology developed by Norvegian company, Water Linked. Luca spent three whole months in...