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Untangling how cables coil
October 3, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, along with computer scientists at Columbia University, have developed a method that predicts the pattern of coils and tangles that a cable may form when deployed onto a rigid surface. The research combined laboratory experiments with custom-designed cables, computer graphics technology used to animate hair in movies and theoretical analyses.Full Story
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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