Tuesday, March 20, 2007

T[r]opical fish

So my planned tuesday nudi (the follow up to last week's imitating nudi) will have to wait a week because I saw this story on cnn.com. The story for those of you not clicking the link is about mercedes' new bionic concept car which is based around the cube boxfish below.


It seems wind-tunnel testing of a clay model of Ostracion cubicus is revealed a drag coefficient of 0.06 which is rather good. Of course they might be efficient but they're also rather adorable when little. They're also, I think, a little dopey lookingt and not particularly speedy but I'm sure Mercedes will work round that.


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