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2013-10-10 13:46:06

A group of Canadian researchers says they’ve finally figured out why icicles grow with those characteristic ripples. The answer, they say, is the amount of impurities in the water, particularly salt.

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2012-11-19 14:22:56

Invisibility cloaking may one day help to shield ships floating around in the ocean from waves, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS).

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2009-07-07 16:30:00

Just about any road with a loose surface — sand or gravel or snow — develops ripples that make driving a very shaky experience.


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