How Silly Putty is Like Bone

A physiology and neurobiology professor explains that the physical characteristics of both substances vary, based on how fast a force is applied on them. (Video by UConn)

A physiology and neurobiology professor explains that the physical characteristics of both substances vary, based on how fast a force is applied on them. (Video by UConn)

How Silly Putty is Like Bone

Geoffrey Tanner, assistant professor-in-residence of physiology and neurobiology, explains to a class how silly putty is like bone. Both substances share a property called viscoelasticity, which means their physical characteristics vary, based on how fast a force is applied on them.

By Bret Eckhardt | Story courtesy of UConn Today


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