Pitot Tube

Technology / Aviation / Pitot Tube: More accurately but less popularly used, Pitot-Static Tube, a small tube most often mounted on the outward leading edge of an airplane wing (out of the propeller stream) that measures the impact pressure of the air it meets in flight, working in conjuction with a closed, perforated, coaxial tube that measures the static pressure. The difference in pressures is calibrated as air speed by a panel instrument. Named for French scientist Henri Pitot (1695-1771).

Tube Cooled

Technology / Motors / Tube Cooled: A motor in which heat is dissipated by air-to-air heat exchange. MORE

Tube Nucleus

Science / Biology / Tube Nucleus: One of the cells in the male gametophyte in seed plants. The tube nucleus grows through the stigma, style, and into the ovule, clearing the way for the sperm nuclei to enter the embryo sac. MORE

Tube (Enclosure)

Technology / Home Audio / Tube (Enclosure): A type of woofer enclosure consisting of a long tube with a woofer at one end, and a port or Passive Radiator at the other. A good low-end reproducer, this design is very compact and generally used in MORE