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    Illinois animal biology professor Philip Anderson and his colleagues found that increasing the speed of a projectile enhances its ability to puncture an object more effectively than increasing its mass.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Philip Anderson, email andersps@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Point of impact: the effect of size and speed on puncture mechanics” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.  

     

    doi: 10.1098/rsfs.2015.0111