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The new Ignobel prize in Physics October 16, 2006

Posted by dorigo in food, humor, news, physics, science.
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This year’s Ignobel prize in Physics goes to Basile Audoly and Sebastien Neukirch, from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. They discovered the long-sought reason why spaghetti do not break in half.

The paper, “Fragmentation of Rods by Cascading Cracks: Why Spaghetti Does Not Break in Half”, Physical Review Letters 95, 9 (2005) 95505, can be read at the PRL site.

Congratulations to the authors for the advancement of Science!

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