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In the 1960s, drillers noticed that certain fluids would firm up if they flowed too fast. Researchers have finally explained why.
A new proof establishes the boundary at which a shape becomes so corrugated, it can be crushed.
Two teams found different ways for quantum computers to process nonlinear systems by first disguising them as linear ones.
Lauren Williams has charted an adventurous mathematical career out of the pieces of a fundamental object called the positive Grassmannian.
Having solved a central mystery about the “twirliness” of tornadoes and other types of vortices, William Irvine has set his sights on turbulence, the white whale of classical physics.
Rogue waves — enigmatic giants of the sea — were thought to be caused by two different mechanisms. But a new idea that borrows from the hinterlands of probability theory has the potential to predict them all.
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