The alchemy behind the diamond: Unearthing baseball’s beloved mud Penn Today

What’s so ‘magic’ about the secret South Jersey mud rubbed on baseballs? These Penn researchers think they know why. Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Researchers led by Penn’s Douglas Jerolmack and Paulo Arratia used samples from the deadly 2018 Montecito mudslides to understand the complex forces at work in these disasters.

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For the first time, researchers have been able capture images providing unprecedented details of how particles behave in a liquid suspension when the phenomenon known as shear thickening takes place. The work allows us to directly understand the processes behind shear thickening, which had previously only been understood based on inference and computational modeling.