Wednesday, June 27, 2012

£1000 Reward For The Best Explanation Of The Mpemba Effect

This thing will just not go away! :)

The UK Royal Society of Chemistry is offering a £1000 cash prize for the best explanation for the Mpemba effect. This is where hot water appears to freeze faster than cold water.

It's a question that has perplexed scientists for centuries and now the Royal Society of Chemistry is offering £1000 to whoever can come up with the best explanation for what is referred to as the The Mpemba Effect.

Judges will be looking for an outside-the-box submission that is creative and eye-catching.

The deadline for submissions is July 30.
Creative and "eye-catching"? What about being CORRECT and verified?

Hum.. oh well. The link to the contest is here where it is described in a bit more detail:

Submissions can be based on, and reference, existing research. The winning submission will be scientifically sound, and arresting in presentation and delivery. The judges' decision will be final.
We shall see! If you want to catch up on all the stuff I had linked to on this effect, click here, here, and here.


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