Houses are snow-covered as an avalanche hit Longyearbyen, Norway, in December. A team at Duke University is using little hydrogel beads to learn more about the physics of small particles that collectively can cause avalanches and landslides.
Houses are snow-covered as an avalanche hit Longyearbyen, Norway, in December. A team at Duke University is using little hydrogel beads to learn more about the physics of small particles that collectively can cause avalanches and landslides. -- Getty Images
Houses are snow-covered as an avalanche hit Longyearbyen, Norway, in December. A team at Duke University is using little hydrogel beads to learn more about the physics of small particles that collectively can cause avalanches and landslides. -- Getty Images

Duke physicist bullies beads to study avalanches

January 17, 2016 2:00 PM

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