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From the butterfly's wing to the tornado: Predicting turbulence

Remember the butterfly-triggers-tornado adage? Chaos theory says calculating turbulence to find out if that’s true must be impossible. Now, physicists are latching onto turbulent patterns with digital optics and math. Their resulting forecasts jibe with actual turbulent flows.

(via WSJ)