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Study Solves 50-Year-Old Puzzle Tied to Enigmatic, Lone Wolf Waves

Solitary waves called solitons are one of nature's great curiosities. In a new paper in Physical Review Letters (PRL), a team of mathematicians, physicists and engineers tackles a famous, 50-year-old problem tied to these enigmatic entities.
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