The Red Raiders are three games into the season and find themselves in a difficult position. Texas Tech sits at 1-2 (0-2) headed into Aimes, Ia. to take on no. 24 Iowa State. Like Texas Tech’s last opponent, the Cyclones are riding high after upsetting Oklahoma and taking the Sooners out of the AP top 25.
On top of the difficulty of playing in a stadium where Texas Tech hasn’t won since 2014, the Red Raiders could also be without starting quarterback Alan Bowman. The redshirt sophomore left the game against Kansas State with an apparent leg injury in the first quarter and did not return for the remainder of the game.
“Nothing’s broke. Nothing’s fractured. He’s day-to-day,” Wells said of Bowman’s injury.
When asked if his injury status would change who gets snaps with the first team at practice Wells said “if he doesn’t practice today then [you’ve] got
A pattern described by computer science icon and polymath Alan Turing continues to show up in new scientific research 70 years later. The “Turing pattern” is a widespread phenomenon where noisy systems form stable patterns after being stimulated. The latest example is in “symmetrically spaced” patches of desert grasses, which grow in naturally orderly equilibrium to maximize each patch’s access to limited water.
In Africa and Australia, desert grasses grow in what are called fairy circles. In the new study, published in the Journal of Ecology, scientists explain:
“This pattern has been explained with scale-dependent ecohydrological feedbacks and the reaction-diffusion, or Turing mechanism, used in process-based models that are rooted in physics and pattern-formation theory.”
But modeling a true Turing pattern isn’t as simple as pointing and labeling. Scientists must analyze, which is more challenging