Andrew Lo

Mar. 13, 2009

Scientists on Wall Street

When the market was flying high, many mathematicians and physicists made their way from academia and scientific research to the trading floor. Now that some of their models and equations are being blamed for a role in the economic downturn, are scientists

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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