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A Crack in the Mystery of ‘Oobleck’—Friction Thickens Fluids

April 22nd, 2016

By revealing missing details behind the odd behavior of a science-fair favorite—a soupy mixture known as “oobleck” that switches back and forth between liquid and solid— scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Georgetown University could help to end a long-running scientific debate and improve processes ranging from pouring concrete to making better body armor.

USA Science and Engineering Festival

April 20th, 2016

The 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival was held April 16-17, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Well over 700 people visited the Georgetown University had a booth covering Biology, Physics and Chemistry, including making ice cream using liquid nitrogen!