How the Wave Tank Works
Richard McLaughlin carried buckets of water through Phillips Hall so often he was mistaken for a janitor. The math professor was taking the water to the fluids lab, with fish tanks small enough to be in a high school classroom. That was before the National Science Foundation awarded the lab $744,000 for a modular wave tank. Now scientists are studying the largest accidental oil spill in history. Read more in the January/February 2011 issue of the Carolina Alumni Review.
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