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Try clapping your wet hands; a physics lesson from VT engineers
August 15, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.The article, "Dynamics of squeezing fluids: Clapping wet hands," reports on what happens to a thin film of water when it is compressed vertically. Ultimately, oil companies are interested in this research, says Virginia Tech (VT) engineering science and mechanics faculty member Sunny Jung, because of the oil separation process.Full Story
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