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A Fresh Start for Foam Physics

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Science  10 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6133, pp. 693-694
DOI: 10.1126/science.1238247

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Numerical simulation is making ever greater inroads into the toughest problems of materials science, involving coupled effects on different scales. In the case of foam physics, Saye and Sethian on page 720 of this issue, have set out to meet this challenge with detailed simulations of the gas and liquid dynamics that dictate events in the life of bubbles (1).