News tagged with friction

Video: Phone book physics

Myth-buster fans have likely heard of the phenomenon of interlocking pages of two phonebooks and discovering that they are impossible to pull apart.

dateJan 15, 2016 in General Physics
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New theory describes ice's slippery behavior

Winter is coming, promising the usual bouts of frozen precipitation for northern locations. The slickness of snow and ice is a big pain if you're driving, flying or walking, but can be a lot of fun if you strap on a pair ...

dateDec 08, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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