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Elk dolls and energy-saving ducks win funny Nobel Prize

Many interested in science and technology are waiting for the Ig Nobel Prizes, no less than the list of real Nobel Prize winners. The award, established in 1991, is selected by scientific journal editors.

Annals of Improbable Research and real Nobel laureates are awarded.

The Ig Nobel Prize is a condition for receiving the award because the laureates work on a surprising, funny, or nonsensical topic with the rigor expected of scientific research. According to one of the founders’ rules, research that can’t or doesn’t deserve to be replicated gets recognition. Of course, this is mostly just a joke because, among the Ig Nobel laureates, you can find many important, if not surprising, topics. It is also worth noting that in 2010, in addition to the Nobel Prize awarded to the German physicist Andre Geim for his graphene research, he also received the Ig Nobel Prize for the levitation of a frog in a magnetic field.

This year, the prizes were awarded on September 15, a month before the announcement of the real Nobel laureates, according to Phys.org. For the third year, the ceremony can only be watched online in the recording. In total, the winners in ten categories were announced, who, in addition to the prize, could receive an almost worthless ten billion dollar Zimbabwean banknote.

The answer is in energy efficiency: ducklings benefit from more favorable flow processes like race car drivers or cyclists and can follow their mother duck with less energy.

It’s all about the airflow behind the organism moving at the beginning of the row, and that moving in formation usually results in energy savings

said biologist Frank Fish, who conducts the study and also studies how various animals swim.

In the cardiology category, Eliska Prochazkova, a researcher at the University of Leiden, was awarded the prize for researching why it so often happens that two people get along well when they meet online, but the charm dissipates. In seconds during the first face-to-face meeting. According to research, people whose heartbeats quickly synchronized experienced a unique attraction to each other. According to the researcher, this can happen in just a few seconds, so we can often draw far-reaching conclusions about someone we meet for the first time in such a short time.

With biological IgNobel, the work of Solimari Garcia -Hernandez and Glauco Machado has been recognized by those who have researched how constipation affects the sex life of scorpions.

In addition to energy efficiency, we are dealing with recognition this year due to the Ig Nobel Prize for Safety Improvement. In this category, the Master’s degree was awarded to a student at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Magnus Gers has developed a crash test dummy modeled after an elk that can be used to make cars safer.

Elk is a huge tall animal, and in Sweden, accidents with collisions are not uncommon.

Moose collisions are quite common in Sweden; they are extremely dangerous and often end in the death of both the animal and the motorist. For some time now, car manufacturers have been conducting the so-called moose test for all their models, which examines the car’s movement, avoiding a sudden obstacle. Magnus Gers took part in the development, as crash test dummies modeled after animals don’t exist.

The test became world famous in 1997 when it was discovered that the then Mercedes A-Class rolled over at a speed of 60 km/h due to a sudden change of direction – compared to this, the Trabant passed the test without any problems, which the language of technical driving is called: directional stress avoidance.

And the Ig Nobel Prize in Literature went to Eric Martinez, Francis Mollika, and Edward Gibson, the Department of Brain Science and MIT Cognitive Sciences students. He explored why it is so difficult to understand the complex technical texts of legal documents.

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