Pulsating pumping gets rid of turbulence. (IMAGE) Institute of Science and Technology Austria Caption The pump first quickly accelerates the water and then slows it down. This is followed by a resting phase without pumping where the movement of any turbulence can die down. This pumping motion is inspired by the pulse shape of the human heart. Credit © Thomas Zauner / ISTA Usage Restrictions Free use for reporting on ISTA License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.