Letter from the Editor
Relationships are an essential element of family, social, and business interactions. Whenever possible we naturally seek good relations that strengthen our contacts with others. Good relations can be highly beneficial. Consider the young macaque monkey, Imo, on the Japanese island of Koshima. Imo taught her children and friends to wash off teeth-destroying grit from sweet potatoes in a stream before eating them. Imo also taught her close relations to separate wheat from sand by sprinkling handfuls of the mixture on a water surface and letting the sand sink before collecting the wheat to eat. Eventually, most monkeys on the island picked up these tricks. Imo, clearly a master user of fluid dynamics, illustrates how relationships can be used to establish new ways of doing things.
In business, good relations often take the form of sharing information and combining individual strengths to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Business relations are the theme of this Newsletter. Reading the articles, you will get a glimpse of how Flow Science's relationships with Government, University, and Industrial partners are forging powerful new analysis capabilities. Our goal is to strengthen our relationship with you, our FLOW-3D users, by indirectly giving you access to the output of a large family of outstanding researchers.