Your hair can crack steel when it hits the right spot

Your hair can crack steel when it hits the right spot

Imperfections on the surface of razor blades cause them to fail

Read the research: https://scim.ag/31I3w8d

Credit

producer
Meagan Cantwell

supervising producer
Joel Goldberg

special thanks
Sarah Crespi
Brett Grocholski
Gianluca Roscioli
Cemal Cem Tasan

research
Roscioli et al., Science 2020

DOI: 10.1126/science.aba9490

photos
Dave out and about/Flickr

video footage
Gianluca Roscioli
Videoblocks
Pond5

archival footage
Duke University Libraries/Internet Archive

illustrations
Meagan Cantwell
Gianluca Roscioli

music
“FreeJeans”
by Chris Burns