Paper Boys

Episode 75

How fast is the world's fastest spin?

A tiny grain of sand got going 300 billion RPM, but why?

Breaking a world record is always exciting–especially when it involves making something go very fast. Recently, a group of researchers smashed a world record by getting a device to spin at 300 billion RPM–5X faster than the previous record. Join Charlie and James this week as they dive into this group’s recent paper and discuss the important scientific implications of the result.

Check out the journal article here and the Newsweek article here.

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