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September 25, 2011

 

Four fingers, wrinkled from water immersion

Wrinkles Reconsidered – Why Your Fingers And Toes Wrinkle When Wet

A Moment Of Science revisits the science of hands and feet that wrinkle when wet.

July 17, 2009

 

A group of tires

Waterskiing On The Highway: Why Tires Have Treads

If you've ever driven on a highway during a heavy rain, you know about the danger of skidding. Learn how tire tread works on this Moment of Science.

March 26, 2008

 

A fake example of a fingerprint

What Good Are Fingerprints?

Readers of detective fiction knows one thing fingerprints are good for, their unique patterns. Why have we evolved such convoluted fingertips and why so useful?

December 7, 2005

 

one robot with outter cover and one without

E-skin

To say that robots don't have feelings is literal, as well as figurative.

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