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Try clapping your wet hands; a physics lesson from VT engineers

August 15, 2013

a liquid sheet squeezed from two clapping hands 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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