Coin Toss Physics

Scientists may probe distant galaxies and the depths of atoms, but they still don't know how to explain the dying wobbles of a spinning coin as it comes to rest. NPR's Joe Palca reports on some ground breaking experiments now taking place in laboratories across the world.



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