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The Physics of a Rolling Rubber Band

July 29th, 2010 07:47 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

sciencehabit writes “Modern physics can get complicated. Sure, researchers know exactly what forces act on a ball rolling down an incline—an experiment that helped Galileo develop universal laws for movement and acceleration. But what happens when a deformable shape like a a rubber band rolls around? A new study reveals that the faster it goes, the more squashed it gets. (Video included)”

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