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This article from NASA delves into the strange behavior of bagged blocks of coffee. A vacuum-sealed package of coffee will change from a hard brick to a soft pile of ground beans when exposed to air. The article explains why NASA scientists want to study granular materials and some of the problems faced by researchers.
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coffee, granular materials
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Metadata instance created September 16, 2009 by Raina Khatri
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