D imaging allows researchers to see inside an avalanche

March 5, 2015 3:08 PM

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These are all questions scientists at Duke University have been working to answer using 3-D imaging that allows them to peer inside the mechanical dynamics of high-pressure situations involving granular substances -- like snow, soil and sand.

A complex amalgamation of force sensors, digital cameras and advanced computer algorithms have allowed researchers to penetrate these substances and pinpoint the forces exerted by neighboring particles in three dimensions.

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