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Researchers unravel how fluids transform from order to disorder.

While turbulence is everywhere – from planes to white water rafting and whirlpools in the bathtub – it’s one of the least understood phenomena in physics. The image above is of vortex cannons firing in a 75-gallon aquarium to produce... Continue Reading →

The low-Reynolds-number gravitational settling of a sphere through a fluid interface

What is Reynolds number?The Reynolds number is an important dimensionless quantity in fluid mechanics used to help predict flow patterns in different fluid flow situations. Magmas typically consist of a mixture of molten liquid, bubbles, and solid crystals. As they... Continue Reading →

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