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Pulling Strings to Untangle Catastrophe

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Science  06 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5821, pp. 47
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5821.47

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DENVER, COLORADO-- Tugging on string to see how the force required to break it varied with its length may yield insights into calamitous events such as the sudden failure of cables on a suspension bridge, physicists announced at the American Physical Society meeting held here from 5 to 9 March. (Read more.)

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