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How do bicycle spokes work?

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Why do rocket engines have a throat?

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How small can a flame get?

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Could I break the sound barrier using circular motion? (And potentially create a sonic boom?)

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Why doesn't Earth's atmosphere form bands due to different rotational speeds?

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Does a wing in a potential flow have lift?

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Conservation Vs Non-conservation Forms of conservation Equations

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Why does water gulp out of a water bottle with a narrow opening instead of a steady flow?

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Why can't supersonic planes "just fly higher" to go faster while maintaining cost?

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What does air "feel" like to a flying mosquito in terms of viscosity?

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What kind of force can a rock exert which a motor cannot?

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How were the Navier-Stokes equations found in the first place if we can't solve them?

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Freefall into snow

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Why does my fireplace shoot flames out the front until I open my backdoor?

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Why are Navier-Stokes equations needed?

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How was Reynolds number derived?

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Why don't the Navier-Stokes equations simplified for hydrodynamics contain gravitational acceleration?

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Why doesn't NASA use RAMJET rockets to get into space?

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Why does ice form on bridges even if the temperature is above freezing?

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What is the difference between stress and pressure?

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What is a Physically Accurate Explanation for the Kutta Condition?

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What is heat and how does it affect an atom?

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Why $\log \rho$ in the continuity equation?

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Why doesn't the entropy increase when two similar gases mix with each other?

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Incompressible fluid definition

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Why does bad smell follow people (assuming they are not the source)?

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How do you calculate vortex shedding frequency?

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What strategies can a researcher use when confronted with a long and complicated symbolic expression?

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Does time pass at all for a system at equilibrium

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Why does hot water clean better than cold water?

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