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  • Dr Mohammad Saadatfar leans on a bench towards the camera, holding a 3D geometric shape in his hand. On the bench is a large glass cylinder filled with red and white pebbles.

    Scientists find most efficient way to pack grains and drugs

    Scientists have discovered a way to solve a problem that has baffled humans for so long it is mentioned in the Bible: achieving the most efficient packing of objects such as grains and pharmaceutical drugs. Lead researcher Dr Mohammad Saadatfar from The Australian National University (ANU) said the knowledge could be vital for building skyscrapers on sand, understanding how grains were stored in silos, or how drugs were packed and delivered to specific targets in the body. “It’s crazy – sand ... Read More

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