February 15, 2004

The red one and the yellow one refused to comment

Math Secrets of M&M's Revealed.

M&M sweets pack together more densely than perfect spheres when randomly jumbled in a container, scientists say.

Redefines the term "sugar orgy", eh?

Thanks to The Group Captain at Across the Atlantic for this.

Posted by Ted at February 15, 2004 08:23 PM
Category: SciTech

Only if I get all the green ones!

Posted by: Min at February 16, 2004 01:27 PM

Yeah, but what about the packing efficiency of gummi bears?

Posted by: TL Hines at February 16, 2004 03:58 PM

I think some scientists have too much time on their hands..

Posted by: Matt Navarre at February 16, 2004 11:42 PM

Actually, there are practical applications for this. Everything from more efficient miniaturization to stability of chaotic structures to better ways to pack cargo.

Posted by: Ted at February 17, 2004 09:32 AM
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