Secrets of water-skipping revealed

Why exactly do elastic spheres skip so much better than stones?

Skipping stones across water may seem like an innocent children’s pastime, but the science behind it has helped to win more than one war. Now, researchers at Utah State University’s (USU) College of Engineering are uncovering new insights into the physics of these kinds of water impacts that could have wide applications in the fields of naval, maritime, and ocean engineering.

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Publicado el 07 de February del 2016
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