In an experiment that could be described as a science fair exhibit on steroids, researchers from Australia and the United States have created a model explaining the geophysical processes occurring in the Pacific Northwest using corn syrup, fiberglass and a series of pistons.
Before computer models were generated using state-of-the-art processing power, scientists relied on simple models made from everyday materials. According to the international team, which published a paper in Nature Geoscience based on their work, their physical model is just as accurate as a virtual one.
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