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(BBC-US)   Have you ever had the impression that after years of standing in the same place, objects are harder to slide to a new position? You're not just imagining it. Here comes the science   ( bbc.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, chemical bonds, materials science, surface tension, silica, logarithms, water vapors, thin films  
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2012-11-10 11:05:56 AM  
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lewismarktwo: Who are these people that can't trust their own observations? They must be the type that go along with the crowd in those peer pressure experiments where everyone claims a blue thing is a green thing.

I think you're mistaking 'trust' for 'explain'. I doubt anyone here would've guessed 'oxygen bridging' was one of the reasons for the observed increase in apparent friction. The creep-induced sag of asperites is what came to mind for me (but that's only because I took a class in materials engineering). Otherwise, I think I'd've guessed flood crud and moisture creating a sticky goo, at least for things like appliances (things like cushion floor dents notwithstanding).
2012-11-10 08:29:53 AM  
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Science failed to explain issues of human and sitting on couch.
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