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Bauble breaking – stamping

What happened if you accidentally stood on festive baubles around the home? Would they break or survive?

As part of Discover Materials this Winter we had a look at how baubles made from glass, wood, polystyrene, a ceramic or plastic behave if you stamp on them (and filmed it using a high speed camera).

Which will survive (if any)?

Running time ~2min30s

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