Fine Structure

Breaking Car Windows With Soft Drinks

I enjoy this kind of stuff way too much. The interactions between science and the mass populace continue to be fueled by interesting questions such as "Can you break a car window with a styrofoam cup filled with soda?". Of course you can if you propel the cup (or car) fast enough, so there are some constraints added, maths figured, conclusions drawn and other effects discussed. This is just like a lab report, but on TV.

Along the lines of the Science and Entertainment Exchange, I think we need a list of physicists willing to do a really solid rundown of the physics of news stories. Diandra should clearly be on the list.

http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2009/06/dialascientist.html ]

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