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The notion of buoyancy really only applies to fluids or very plastic/glassy solids, so might not be something to look at with the polystyrene beads. However, if we want to model it like a liquid, there are also the factors of "surface tension" and "viscosity" to consider: polystyrene beads are often electrostatically bound to each other, creating an ...


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On paper, a black hole already has infinite density. Two coalescing holes would combine to another object of infinite density. Realistically, we would need quantum gravity to prevent a true singularity from forming,a nd there, we could address, more concretely, what happens when the "masses" in the center of the black holes merge. But until we ...


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As the Eiffel tower famously shows, a "good" self-supporting structure does not have a uniform section - instead, at every level the size of the supporting surface is large enough to support the weight of the structure above it without reaching a fracture / yield point of the building material. The melting point of ice is a function of pressure - so the ...


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If space-time of a black hole is infinitely curved, how can new volume be created for these particles to occupy? The spacetime of a black hole isn't infinitely curved. Only at the spacetime singularity within a black hole is the curvature infinite. The spacetime near, at, and within the horizon is highly curved but not infinitely so. I recommend ...


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I've been having a play with some granulated and some icing suger (I think "icing sugar" is the same as "powdered sugar") and the thing that strikes me is that icing sugar is less free flowing than granulated sugar. I would guess this is the reason for the density difference. You mention in a comment that the packing fraction for spheres does not depend on ...


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You need the crystal structure and unit cell dimensions to obtain the molar volume. Being polycrystalline rather than single crystal means your actual sample is probably slightly less dense than you will calculate. A quick Google search on 'unit cell LaCuO2' brought up a paper by Bob Cava in J. Mater. Res. 9(2) 314-317 (1993) with a table of the structure ...


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We would have to know more about the ice we want to build the wall with. For example, for ice in icesheets, you have an ice which effectively reaches a plastic region of the stress strain curve at around $0,5 MPa$. I am not a geologist, but I believe that the glaciers can be only thicker than $\sim 50 m$ thanks to it's specific shape and the fact that the ...



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