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Offline November

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Asteroids & Bread Flour
« on: January 17, 2014, 03:14:54 PM »
This is old news and the topic is somewhat timeless, so I decided this is probably better in Chitchat.

http://www.universetoday.com/58116/small-asteroids-bread-flour-and-a-dutch-physicists-150-year-old-theory/

The synopses is basically that physicists are modeling particle cohesion on asteroid surfaces based on the van der Waals' force, also observed with bread flour.  The article takes a long path for flour enthusiasts, but if you find the forces of nature interesting, the path is well paved.

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Re: Asteroids & Bread Flour
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 04:49:53 PM »
Interesting, but not very deep.  My degree is in physics, but these days I'm more interested in pizza.

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Re: Asteroids & Bread Flour
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 05:18:12 PM »
Interesting, but not very deep.  My degree is in physics, but these days I'm more interested in pizza.
I agree...my degree is in street jive and mumbo jumbo and like you find myself always drawn to these damn pizzas.  :)

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Re: Asteroids & Bread Flour
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 09:03:54 PM »
Interesting, but not very deep.


It's nearly fifty pages deep.  I'm guessing you didn't follow the link in the article to the paper.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1002.2478v1.pdf

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Re: Asteroids & Bread Flour
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 07:31:51 AM »
It's nearly fifty pages deep.  I'm guessing you didn't follow the link in the article to the paper.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1002.2478v1.pdf


Didn't notice it.  No broadband where I live.  My only connection to the web is the 4" screen on my phone.


 

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