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Mapping free-fall styles of solid objects within fluids

(American Institute of Physics) James Clerk Maxwell conducted some of the first documented studies of free-falling objects during the mid-1800s, when the physicist analyzed the tumbling motion of a freely falling plate. But much remains unknown about the phenomena. Maxwell's work inspired a team of researchers in China to conduct a numerical study to explore the patterns made by 2-D rectangular plates falling freely within water.
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