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Multidimensional laser images of flow patterns on beating wings
Not everything that flies, says Donald Rockwell, employs the same type of wing motion.

A more perfect ‘back to the future’
The perpetual motion of molecules, says Yujie Ding, makes air a turbulent medium that undermines efforts to achieve clear long-distance imaging.

Streamlining the scheduling of OR procedures
Operating rooms account for 40 percent of a hospital’s total revenue but run at only 69 percent of capacity, according to the Health Care Financial Management Association.