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Contact: Jim Dryden
Washington University School of Medicine

Algorithm Detects Weakening in Response to Force

Caption: The top image shows how the new algorithm is able to identify an area (in red) where stress has created a weak spot in a small piece of plastic wrap. The older method (shown in the bottom half of the picture) is unable to pinpoint the place where the plastic wrap is weakening.

Credit: John Boyle, © The Royal Society (used with permission)

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