air-breathing


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Adj.1.air-breathing - deriving oxygen from the airair-breathing - deriving oxygen from the air; "he studied respiration in marine air-breathing vertebrates"; "large air-breathing ichthyosaurs had hydrofoils"
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Automatic and involuntary as his heart-beating and air-breathing, was his defence of his meat once he had his paw on it, his teeth in it.
For instance, a swim-bladder has apparently been converted into an air-breathing lung.
There the air-breathing rykor would perish as you would perish.
The project we are working on is a unique air-breathing ion propulsion engine that allows satellites to maintain their position on a very low orbit.
Raytheon is working with Northrop Grumman to develop hypersonic weapons for the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept program.
The "pre-cooler" could be used in an experimental engine called Sabre - or "synergetic air-breathing rocket engine".
Over the years, CCSL has supplied more than 35 licences to the Abingdonbased firm, which was formed in 1989 to design and develop the technologies needed for a new class of innovative hypersonic propulsion system - the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE).
This green rechargeable battery, an air-breathing cell, uses just zinc and air, integrated with digitally controlled intelligence.
Reaction Engines is known for its Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, a hybrid engine blending jet and rocket technology that is capable of Mach 5 in air-breathing mode and Mach 25 in rocket mode for space flight.
Other topics include diffuse-interface capturing methods for compressible two-phase flows, slamming: recent developments in evaluating impact pressures, intracellular fluid mechanics: coupling cytoplasmic flow with active cytoskeletal gel, the sound of flow over rigid walls, and supersonic combustion in air-breathing propulsion systems for hypersonic flight.
Atanassov, "Design of experiments and principal component analysis as approaches for enhancing performance of gas-diffusional air-breathing bilirubin oxidase cathode," Journal of Power Sources, vol.