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Cover Physics World December 2016

Penguin physics: how one polymer physicist has revolutionised the way we track penguins

6 December 2016

In this month’s Physics World, polymer physicist Peter Barham discusses his unusual foray into penguin flipper band design, and how his approach to penguin identification has changed the way we track these animals

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