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Stop the Gulf oil spill with heavy, streamlined objects

By Louis A. Bloomfield, Ph.D. Professor Physics, University of Virginia The ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is primarily a physics problem and, as such, should be susceptible to a physics solution.  But two of the simplest physics solutions — sealing the top of the well with the blowout preventer’s hydraulic valves and […]


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