Turbulence in the news (old story)

ScienceWatch article about Turbulence:

One of the words most frequently used to describe the state of turbulence is “ubiquitous.” Turbulent flows are found not only throughout the world of nature, but throughout the world of research. The understanding of turbulence theory is essential in a range of scientific disciplines, including engineering, astrophysics, geology, and weather prediction. Turbulence is also, in the words of the legendary physicist Richard Feynman, “the last great unsolved problem of classical physics.” Indeed, progress in the theory of turbulence has remained relatively stagnant for the past 30 years, while the exponential growth in computing power has allowed turbulence researchers to model turbulent flow to an extent never before dreamed possible.

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