Sand swimmers: In silica in silico

Chiao, May
October 2009
Nature Physics;Oct2009, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p709
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the analysis pertaining to the ability of sand skink Plestiodon reynoldsi to create pockets of air in the sand. Scientists have classified the movement as the push-me-pull-you model to explain the solidification and fluidization process in the sand. The simulation reveals that the speed of the swimmer affects the solidification of the sand.


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