Scientists say that building a sandcastle is no child’s play

August 3rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Amsterdam, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientific researchers in Amsterdam, Netherlands and others in Paris, France are trying to come up with a formula for building a steady sand castle. The researchers spent a lot of time building sand castles so that they can figure out how best to come up with a strong sand castle.

The scientists have come up with the fact that 99 percent of sand castle are made of sand and 1 percent is water. The researchers constructed columns using beach sand in their laboratories as they tried to make a mathematical formula that should make people understand the process of building a sand castle.

The researchers who want to see a long-lasting sand castle being built said that very little water which is only enough to make the sand grains stick together is needed. Scientists say that if someone follows the conclusions that they come up with, they will be able to build sand castles that can go as high as five meters tall and that will also last for long. The ratio of the diameter and the height of the sand castle also matter for someone to build a sand castle that will last according to the scientists.

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