The science behind why your shoelace knot is doomed to fail

PBS NewsHour 

Fret no longer children of planet Earth, as new research from the University of California, Berkeley, has figured out the physics behind why shoelace knots fail and why some shoelaces are more prone to the mistake. No matter how tight you tug, it feels like some shoelaces are doomed to come untied. Fret no longer, as new research from the University of California, Berkeley, has figured out the physics behind why the knots fail and why some shoelaces are more prone to the mistake. While the poetic inevitability of the slipup may provide comfort to those afflicted by wayward shoelaces, the research published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A may also provide clues for building soft, lifelike robots. Mechanical engineer Oliver O'Reilly began looking into this telltale problem three years ago, after trying to teach his young daughter to tie her shoes.

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