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by Erik17
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1092: "Michael Phelps"
Replies: 38
Views: 11118

Re: 1092: "Michael Phelps"

Full article is referenced at the end of this Nature News piece:

http://www.nature.com/news/2004/040920/full/news040920-2.html
by Erik17
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1092: "Michael Phelps"
Replies: 38
Views: 11118

Re: 1092: "Michael Phelps"

A professor and grad student from the U of Minnesota won the Ig Noble Prize in Chemistry in 2005 for showing that the viscosity of a fluid has almost no effect on the speed of a body moving through it. They filled a swimming pool with guar gum and compared lap times. There's more drag but you can pu...

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