Coffee is an important engineering subject, so I tought you might like knowing about this tidbit I read in Scientific Amercan about how to aviod siplling your coffee while wlaking from the break room to your cubicle or to a meeting.
The writer, Rod Roduin, notes that the secret can be found by observing waiters in restaurants. They manage to carry multiple drinks, filled nearly to the top of the cups and/or glasses, without spilling a drop while walking quickly around the dining area. Their secret:
Long stride, short stride. Long stride, short stride.
Break up any rhythm that could set up a resonance in the vessles, and the sloshing is prevented.
I'll have to remember that.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster