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Nothing to Sneeze At

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Published on May 1, 2014

For more about this work head to Dr. Lydia Bourouiba's Webstie : http://lbourouiba.mit.edu
Although we all know that sneezes and coughs transmit infections, little research had been done to model how they work. To address this knowledge gap, Dr. Lydia Bourouiba and Dr. John Bush of MIT's Applied Mathematics Lab used high speed cameras and fluid mechanics to reveal why we've grossly underestimated the role of gas clouds in these violent expirations.
Produced by Luke Groskin
Music by Audio Network
Additional Video and Stills by
Lydia Bourouiba
John Bush
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