October 26, 2021

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3 Surprising Things That Act Like Fluids

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3 Surprising Things That Act Like Fluids

Sometimes being in a traffic jam can feel like being stuck in a clogged pipe. And it turns out, maybe that feeling isn’t too far off. Today we look at 3 things that are remarkably unlike fluids, yet still behave in liquid-like ways.

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Sources:
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/BF03325741.pdf
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/46

The physics of fluids explains how crowds of marathon runners move


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Swirling liquids shed light on how bitcoin works


https://www.pnas.org/content/115/19/4869.short
http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester2/d09_fluidflow.html
https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/402/4/2491/1747522

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