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By Richard Rhodes

ISBN-10: 0684867605

ISBN-13: 9780684867601

During this marvelous and gripping scientific detective tale. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on 3 continents as they tune the emergence of a dangerous new mind illness that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then livestock and children in Britain and France -- and that has already been traced to foodstuff animals within the usa. In a brand new Afterword for the paperback, Rhodes stories the newest U.S. and around the world advancements of a burgeoning worldwide possibility.

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Y /' Figure 1 .. Schematic diagram of two perturbed vortex rings. 32 3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Within the allowable error, the computation was terminated at the non-dimensional time t' ~ 30 and 22 for t'ly= 0 and 1l"respectively. 7 (Figure 2). For the first and second slip through (Figures 2a, 2b 2e and 2f), the vortex rings maintain their basic waveforms. However, during the third slip through at t'ly= 0 (Figure 2c), the initially leading vortex ring doubles its wavenumbers, while the initially trailing vortex ring has more than eight waves.

Things change when there are (sinusoidal) disturbances present on the entering film surface. It is often suggested that the wave crests impinging upon the pool surface cause the pool surface to be splashed away and therefore leave a gap in the pool surface. We argue however, that it is the retreating wave crest, thus the approaching wave trough that is responsible for the gap. //Slug bubble r slug bubble Su' ~ Pool Figure 1; The entering film provokes a wave on the pool sUrface (left). Air is enclosed only when film- and pool wave are steep enough (right).

This is sketched in figure 1. We consider two limits: Firstly, that the pool surface is in eqUilibrium with the acceleration imposed by the entering film, and secondly, that on the pool surface only waves are formed with the same frequency as that of the incoming waves. ('A/21t)3 3 = NElVT < "21t Onset of entrainment based on this number NEm is discussed by Prosperetti (see Zhu et al. 1999, Ohl et al. 1999). They studied an axi-symmetric vertical jet with a wave on it by means of both simulations and experiments.

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