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Physicists See Similarities in Stream of Sand Grains, Exotic Plasma at Birth of Universe
November 6, 2007
Streams of granular particles bouncing off a target in a simple tabletop experiment produce liquid-like behavior also witnessed in a massive research apparatus that simulates the birth of the universe. A team led by the University of Chicago's Sidney Nagel and Heinrich Jaeger report this surprising finding in the Oct. 27 - Nov. 2 issue of Physical Review Letters.
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