It’s not every day when a scientific discovery published in the Physical Review Letters has relevance to your farm. A basic science discovery announced recently at Purdue University is the exception.

Osman Basaran in Purdue Chemical Engineering figured out how to calculate surface viscosity of a droplet by looking at how it stretches. He notes that a picture taken of a stretched droplet provides values to put into a simple math formula that delivers surface viscosity measurement.

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