High-Speed footage captured from Phantom cameras reveal how spaghetti can be made to crack into two versus multiple pieces - shedding light on the fracture mechanics of elastic rods. Led by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the team tested a mathematical model explaining how a piece of spaghetti can be made to break into two pieces instead of the three or more as noted by physicist and Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman. By documenting the fragmentation process of spaghetti sticks, researchers will be able to shed light on how ERs, which include building columns, trees, bones, and even nanotubes, respond to extreme stresses.

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