Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The "Cheerio Effect"

Scientists have discovered why floating things (like Cereal in a bowl of milk) tend to clumb together or cling to the sides of the bowl. They have named this phenomenon as the "Cheerio Effect".
The research, reported at MSNBC, explains this effect by three physics concepts: buoyancy, surface tension, and the meniscus effect.
More to ponder as you eat your cereal tomorrow morning!

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