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February 9th, 2007

The Physics of a Valentine Treat: Slower Is Better

Abstract:
Next time someone hands you a Valentine bouquet -- or next time you buy flowers for that special someone -- take a second look at the ribbon that's holding the bouquet together. Unless your florist used a pre-made bow, chances are they curled up the ribbon's ends by sliding them between a blade and their thumb. Have you ever wondered how those pretty curls came to be? Scientists have now unrolled the physics of ribbon curling. Their precise description of the laws of curling could help in the development of new manufacturing processes, including in nanotechnology.

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