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Student's reports on 2013 parabolic flight published

Last Updated: June 26, 2014

Reports by the 2013 parabolic flight student teams are now on the KUOA website. The flight operation took place on December 25th and 26th, 2013 at the Nagoya Airport in Japan. Students from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam collected substantial data under normal, hyper and zero gravity conditions.

Malaysian team tried to visualize sound waves with polystyrene foam beads. They set transparent cylinders containing the beads in horizontal and vertical positions. When acoustic wave vibration was applied by speakers fitted to the end of each cylinder, the sound resonance profile was visualized. Students from Thailand observed intracellular fluid circulation in a water plant leaf. They tracked the movement of chloroplasts in the cells of hydrilla leaves and found that the velocity was decreased under zero gravity condition. Vietnamese students compared gyroscope and accelerometer functions of various mobile devices. They found that gyroscope worked normally, while accelerometer based applications did not work well under zero gravity condition.

After returning to their home countries, they have analyzed their data. They have managed to write the reports in spare moments from their regular classes and exams.

To read reports, click below:
Reports by Students

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