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Latest Robert Behringer Stories

Grains Cause Meteorite Impact Waves To Spread Unevenly
2012-12-12 13:06:31

Scientists have gained a new understanding of the way the energy of a meteorite or a missile transfers to sand and dirt grains by observing high-speed video of projectiles slamming into a bed of disks.

2011-12-14 19:42:38

It's easy to get in a jam.

2005-06-21 22:35:00

Using color-changing plastic cylinders as a stand-in for a mass of granular material, Duke University physicists have created a computer-testable method to predict, particle-by-particle, how pushes, nudges and shoves at the edges transmit across large assemblages.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.