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Smashing the Covid curve

Scientists at IST Austria show that little differences in behavior decide between success and complete failure of epidemic control.Credit: IST Austria/Nadine Poncioni What has fluid physics to do with the spreading of the Corona…

Staying down on the farm

Researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) use nonlinear dynamics to understand the origin of potentially dangerous self-excited oscillations during tractor operation, which may increase safety in industrial…

When will your elevator arrive?

Two physicists do the math.Credit: Animation: Michael Garfield/Santa Fe Institute The human world is, increasingly, an urban one -- and that means elevators. Hong Kong, the hometown of physicist Zhijie Feng (Boston University),*…