posted on Feb, 13 2004 @ 08:26 PM
This is really fascinating in terms of matter versus void theory...
"When poured in, they said, spheres occupy about 64 percent of the space in a container. M&Ms manage to pack in at a density of about 68
The slightly modified yet still "organic" shape of an eliptical sphere, not unlike a rotating planet, fills more of the void it displaces than a
Fascinating. I need to do some math to see if what size eliptical sphere displaces the most area of the square it circumscribes! I know in two
dimensions a perfect circle can't displace more than 42% of the square it's borders constructs. Damn, now I'm going to get all rainman again.