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An Efficient Swimming Machine

March 31, 1995 via - Scientific American

Fish, dolphins and other marine creatures maneuver through the water with a speed and eÛciency that put propeller-driven craft to shame. The secret of their success is their exploitation of the swirling vortices that their own transit creates in the surrounding water. Engineers, striving to match that Þnny feat, have developed a mechanical model to test their ideas. Meet RoboTuna.

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Author:Triantafyllou M, Triantafyllou G
Publisher:Scientific American
Citation:Triantafyllou M,Triantafyllou G, An Efficient Swimming Machine, Scientifoc American March 1995
Date Published:March 31, 1995
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