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A slipstream is a region behind a moving object in which a wake of fluid (typically air or water) is moving at velocities comparable to the moving object (in comparison to the ambient fluid through which the object is moving). The term slipstream also applies to the similar region adjacent to an object with a fluid moving around it. "Slipstreaming" or "drafting" works because of the relative motion of the fluid in the slipstream.

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Slipstream – The Best Of British Jazz-Funk
... Slipstream (full title Slipstream – The Best of British Jazz-Funk) is a 1981 compilation album released by Beggars Banquet Records ...
Slipstream (1967 Film)
... Slipstream is a 1967 film about bicycle racers directed and written by Steven Spielberg and Roger Ernest that went unfinished ... Slipstream also co-starred Tony Bill, who was already an established actor, and Jim Baxes, who went on to co-star in 1975 in the hit TV show SWAT ... While preparing to shoot Slipstream, Spielberg's assistant director on the project, Peter R ...
Slipstream (game)
... Slipstream is a game developed by Silent Bay Studios and hosted on the games website Candystand.com. 12, 2009, Candystand.com launched Slipstream 2, the sequel to the hit game ...
Spiral Slipstream
... Spiral slipstream (also known as spiraling slipstream, propwash in the US, or just slipstream in the UK) is a spiral-shaped slipstream formed behind a rotating propeller on an aircraft ... effect resulting from the formation of a spiral slipstream is the tendency to yaw nose-left at low speed and full throttle ... This effect is caused by the slipstream acting upon the tail fin of the aircraft the slipstream causes the air to rotate around the forward-aft axis of the aircraft, and this ...
Slipstream (band)
... Slipstream were formed in 1994 after Mark Refoy left Spiritualized ... Over the following five years the band released two albums, Slipstream and Be Groovy Or Leave, and a compilation CD, Side Effects, all on Ché Records ... In 2004 Slipstream, now down to a two-piece consisting of the former Spacemen 3 members, Mark Refoy and Jonny Mattock, decided to play live again, with the help of electronic augmentation ...

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    The Thirties dreamed white marble and slipstream chrome, immortal crystal and burnished bronze, but the rockets on the Gernsback pulps had fallen on London in the dead of night, screaming. After the war, everyone had a car—no wings for it—and the promised superhighway to drive it down, so that the sky itself darkened, and the fumes ate the marble and pitted the miracle crystal.
    William Gibson (b. 1948)