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Styrofoam cup vs deep sea pressure

Looks pretty cool doesn't it...On the surface, at an atmospheric pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch, the cup stands 4 inches tall. As the remotely operated sub descends, the pressure compresses the Styrofoam and the cup shrinks. Below 3,000 feet, under pressure 100 times greater than that at the surface, the cup shrivels to about half of its original size.

Added: Oct-25-2007 
By: Nullo
Arts and Entertainment, Other
Tags: deep, sea, submarine, science
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