Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fluid Dynamics Research to Make Peeing in Space More Comfortable and Sanitary

Engineering undergrads at UC San Diego are studying the fluid dynamics of water in order to build a more comfortable and sanitary urine collection device for space travel.

The mechanical and aerospace engineering undergraduates from the Jacobs School of Engineering mimicked the behavior of streams of human urine in zero gravity in order to collect the data necessary to make better space urinals for both women and men.

Watch the 3 minute video below and read the full story here. (Embed code for the video is available here or from the tool bar under the video).

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