15 Mar 2010

Science feature - measuring volume

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:47 pm on 15 March 2010

Archimedes said the eureka! word when he hopped in a bath and noticed that the water level rose. You see, you've noticed that too. You could be a genius. He'd figured out a way to accurately measure the volume of irregular shapes, like his body, by the water he'd displaced. But what happens when you want to measure the volume of something, but you don't want it to get wet?