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During a fruit-fly egg cell’s early development, its internal fluid begins to swirl in a vortex. This transition is caused by the coordinated behavior of elastic filaments in the cell, according to new research from scientists at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Biology and the University of Cambridge.
Physicists have come a step closer to resolving one of the more significant puzzles to have arisen in particle physics over the past decade.
Simone Aiola, a researcher at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics, describes recently published research that identifies a new, definitive estimate for the age of the universe.