Water Striders Don't Stride, They Row

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David Hu, mechanical engineer at Georgia Tech, wanted to understand the basic physics of how water striders glide. By filming them stride on food coloring and building his own robotic strider, he found out that the secret to the stride is in the paddle.

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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David Hu, Georgia Tech, IBB, Water Striders Don't Stride They Row
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  • Created On: Aug 29, 2011 - 10:17am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:25pm