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Albatross enclosures and the Large Hadron Collider

In my last post on the value and possible non-existence of “mesocosms,” I closed with a quote from Stommel’s 1963 paper on scale in physical oceanography. ┬áStommel’s point, which I echoed, is that certain natural processes take place on space … Continue reading

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Rossby Waves

I was reading a paper recently that mentioned Rossby waves. I had vague memories of learning about these things when I took Physical Oceanography as an undergrad, but that was a was five years ago, and I didn’t really understand … Continue reading

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The Physics of Mega Shark

Remember Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus? A designer named Stephen Taubman (website) has made a wonderful infographic explaining just how Mega Shark was able to take out that airliner. Click on the image below for a larger version. An even … Continue reading

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