"Why does a steel (iron alloy) ship float on water, when the density of iron (7.86 g/cm^3) is greater than the density of water?"
-Robin (age 18)
Quantum Locking And Perpetual Motion?
Does Pure Water Float Above Salty Water?
Effect Of Colors On Visual Accuity?
Magnetoresistance Of Saltwater?
Is Current A Scaler Or Vector Quantity?
Freezing Towel In Fridge
Rock-bottom Theory Of Everything?
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