Latest Raymond Shaw Stories

2009-06-10 16:20:37

It's conventional wisdom in atmospheric science circles: large raindrops fall faster than smaller drops, because they're bigger and heavier. And no raindrop can fall faster than its "terminal speed""”its speed when the downward force of gravity is exactly the same as the upward air resistance.Now two physicists from Michigan Technological University and colleagues at the Universidad Nacional Aut³noma de M©xico (National University of Mexico) have discovered that it ain't...

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.