June mini-AIR: foaming, defoaming, and not Wladimir

The June issue of mini-AIR just went out. Topics include:

  • Foam: Too Large for Lagrange
  • Hardisty Shares His Final Thoughts on Lampreys
  • and more

It also has this winning entry (by INVESTIGATOR DON HEITZMANN) for last month’s competition. which asked for a limerick to honor the study “Elastic Stiffness Coefficients for an Embedded Spudcan in Clay“:

Most users of spudcans, I’m thinking,
Just place ’em, forget ’em, go drinking,
Unless set on clay,
In which case you may,
Return, drunk, to find your rig sinking.

Mel [pictured here] says, “It’s swell.” (mini-AIR is the simplest way to keep informed about Improbable and Ig Nobel news and events. Just add yourself to the mini-AIR list, and mini-AIR will be emailed to you every month)