Researchers will probe the physics of shear thinning by varying the temperature of the xenon and amount of stirring it receives. The same paddle that stirs the sample will also measure its viscosity, just as you might estimate the thickness of honey by trying to move a spoon through it.
At least that’s what scientists are hoping will happen.
The ketchup-like behaviour of pure fluids at their critical point is still only theoretical. Even simulations using supercomputers can’t prove the theory. “Especially near the critical point, there aren’t computers that can simulate the fluid’s behaviour,” notes Berg. “The chains of interactions between molecules are so long that computers just aren’t powerful enough to do it.”
Consider that the next time you whack the bottom of a ketchup bottle. Even supercomputers can’t predict the outcome.
Yeah…Ketchup and the inner secrets of the universe…whatever
Scientists have revealed a mysterious recording that they say could be the sound of a giant beast lurking in the depths of the ocean.
Researchers have nicknamed the strange unidentified sound picked up by undersea microphones “Bloop.”
While it bears the varying frequency hallmark of marine animals, it is far more powerful than the calls made by any creature known on Earth, Britain’s New Scientist reported on Thursday.
It is too big for a whale and one theory is that it is a deep sea monster, possibly a many-tentacled giant squid.
In 1997, Bloop was detected by U.S. Navy “spy” sensors 3,000 miles apart that had been put there to detect the movement of Soviet submarines, the magazine reports.
William Swanberg, 40, of Reno, Nevada, is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the colorful plastic building blocks.
Swanberg was indicted by a grand jury in Hillsboro, a Portland suburb, which charged him with stealing Lego sets from Target stores.
Target estimates Swanberg stole up to $200,000 worth of the brick sets pilfered from their stores in Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. The Legos were resold on the Internet, officials said.
Personally, if you’re going to committ a crime and go to jail, you might as well do something cool like rob a bank. I mean, can you imagine explaining to your fellow inmates how you took Walmart for money stealing legos? You’d get the crap kicked out of you day and night.
Also, my thoughts on Madison, Wisconsin, will be posted up this week as part of my ongoing “Travels through Purgatory” series.