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Physicists study mechanics of 'crackling'

( -- Everywhere around us, things "crackle" -- from Rice Krispies in a puddle of milk, to crumpled pieces of paper, to the Earth's crust from earthquakes. Physics is helping us understand what this familiar noise ...

dateJan 27, 2011 in General Physics
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Mechanical devices stamped on plastic

( -- Microelectromechanical devices -- tiny machines with moving parts -- are everywhere these days: they monitor air pressure in car tires, register the gestures of video game players, and reflect light onto ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Engineering
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