News tagged with elasticity

A new level of earthquake understanding

As everyone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area knows, the Earth moves under our feet. But what about the stresses that cause earthquakes? How much is known about them? Until now, our understanding of ...

dateMar 03, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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What is Hooke's Law?

The spring is a marvel of human engineering and creativity. For one, it comes in so many varieties – the compression spring, the extension spring, the torsion spring, the coil spring, etc. – all of which ...

dateFeb 16, 2015 in General Physics
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The science behind Kyrgios' serve

A big serve proved its value as part of Australian wild card Nick Kyrgios' game yesterday, with 37 aces in his fourth round Wimbledon victory over world number one Rafael Nadal. ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in General Physics
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It looks like rubber but isn't

The experimental and numerical study of the behaviour of polymers in concentrated solutions is a line of research that is still highly active. In the past, it enabled us to understand why materials like rubber ...

dateMar 21, 2014 in Polymers
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