From the Butterfly to the Tornado: Predicting Turbulence (video) Georgia Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Can the flap of a butterfly wing in Brazil trigger a tornado in Texas? Chaos theory says that calculating turbulence to find the answer is basically impossible. But physicists at Georgia Tech are making progress in applying math to turbulence and can predict it in intervals. Credit Georgia Tech / Ben Brumfield Usage Restrictions YouTube embed may be used on web freely. For broadcast or other use, rights to two images must be replaced or secured from Videohive.com: Butterfly and colored smoke. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.