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Following the Leader Can Be a Drag, According to Student's Research on Flapping Flags
November 6, 2008
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Graduate student Leif Ristroph found that two or more flexible objects in a flow--flags flapping in the wind, for example--experience drag very differently from rigid objects in a similar flow.Full Story
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