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Fluid-dynamical basis of the embryonic development of left-right asymmetry in vertebrates.
Experimental work in developmental biology has recently shown in mice that fluid flow driven by rotating cilia in the node, a structure present in the early stages of growth of vertebrate embryos, isExpand
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Dynamics of a small neutrally buoyant sphere in a fluid and targeting in Hamiltonian systems.
We show that, even in the most favorable case, the motion of a small spherical tracer suspended in a fluid of the same density may differ from the corresponding motion of an ideal passive particle.Expand
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Mineral bridges in nacre.
We confirm with high-resolution techniques the existence of mineral bridges between superposed nacre tablets. In the towered nacre of both gastropods and the cephalopod Nautilus there are largeExpand
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The dynamics of nacre self-assembly
We show how nacre and pearl construction in bivalve and gastropod molluscs can be understood in terms of successive processes of controlled self-assembly from the molecular- to the macro-scale. ThisExpand
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Embryonic nodal flow and the dynamics of nodal vesicular parcels
We address with fluid-dynamical simulations using direct numerical techniques three important and fundamental questions with respect to fluid flow within the mouse node and left–right development.Expand
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Dynamics of Finite-Size Particles in Chaotic Fluid Flows
We review recent advances on the dynamics of finite–size particles advected by chaotic fluid flows, focusing on the phenomena caused by the inertia of finite–size particles which have no counterpartExpand
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Ice structures, patterns, and processes: A view across the icefields
European Science Foundation workshop Euroice 2008 held in Granada, Spain from 1–4 October 2008; Spanish national project, Hielocris, financed by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas;Expand
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The first step in investigating the dynamics of a continuous-time system described by an ordinary differential equation is to integrate to obtain trajectories. In this paper, we attempt to elucidateExpand
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The key role of the surface membrane in why gastropod nacre grows in towers
The nacre of gastropod molluscs is intriguingly stacked in towers. It is covered by a surface membrane, which protects the growing nacre surface from damage when the animal withdraws into its shell.Expand
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Frontiers of chaotic advection
This work reviews the present position of and surveys future perspectives in the physics of chaotic advection: the field that emerged three decades ago at the intersection of fluid mechanics andExpand
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