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The physics of the sneeze

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Sneezes play an important part in the spread of infections, but we don’t know a huge amount about how they work. Lydia Bourouiba’s lab at MIT is trying to change that, using slow motion footage and other measurements to study the fluid dynamics of sneezing.

Read the story: The snot-spattered experiments that show how far sneezes really spread

Read the paper: Visualization of sneeze ejecta: steps of uid fragmentation leading to respiratory droplets

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00065-5
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