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Governing mechanisms of waves in fluids

The first detection of gravitational waves, which took place a few weeks ago, has brought attention to a physical phenomenon that had long been theorized: waves carry information and can signal extraordinary (or extreme) ...

dateMar 24, 2016 in General Physics
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A new way to detect tsunamis—cargo ships

Racing across ocean basins at speeds over 500 miles per hour, tsunamis can wreak devastation along coastlines thousands of miles from their origin. Our modern tsunami detection networks reliably detect these events hours ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Using statistics to predict rogue waves

Scientists have developed a mathematical model to derive the probability of extreme waves. This model uses multi-point statistics, the joint statistics of multiple points in time or space, to predict how likely extreme waves ...

dateMar 11, 2016 in General Physics
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