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Blowing Bubbles: The Evolution And Disappearance Of Foamy Bubbles
2013-05-10 05:46:28

[ Watch the Video: Evolution of a Bubble Cluster ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have mathematically described the successive stages in the complex evolution and disappearance of foamy bubbles, something that could help in modeling industrial processes in which liquids mix, or in the formation of solid foams such as those used to cushion bicycle helmets. The mathematicians applied their equations to...

2010-09-20 22:38:44

The world's largest applied mathematics society, the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), has awarded two of its five quadrennial prizes to two University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) mathematicians. Alexandre J. Chorin, University Professor of Mathematics and a senior scientist in LBNL's Mathematics Group, will be honored with the 2011 Lagrange Prize, established "to provide international recognition to individual...

2010-01-05 15:00:41

With the passage of a molecule through the labyrinth of a chemical system being so critical to catalysis and other important chemical processes, computer simulations are frequently used to model potential molecule/labyrinth interactions. In the past, such simulations have been expensive and time-consuming to carry out, but now researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new algorithm that should make future simulations easier and faster to...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.