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Vortex Knot Created By Physicists
2013-03-04 12:29:46

University of Chicago [ Watch The Video Tying a Vortex Ring into a Knot ] University of Chicago physicists have succeeding in creating a vortex knot–a feat akin to tying a smoke ring into a knot. Linked and knotted vortex loops have existed in theory for more than a century, but creating them in the laboratory had previously eluded scientists. Vortex knots should, in principle, be persistent, stable phenomena. "The unexpected thing is that they're not," said Dustin Kleckner, a...