UNITED Airline Hemisphere Magazine

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A Silly Putty–Like Material Revolutionizes the Ski World Author Nicholas DeRenzo Illustration Jameson Simpson If you’ve ever played with Silly Putty or oobleck (that elementary-school science-class favorite made from cornstarch and water), you’ve experienced the bizarre world of non-Newtonian materials. Unlike the vast majority of substances found on Earth, these wacky fluids don’t follow Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion, which states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Instead, applying force changes the behavior and perceived stiffness of the material. Think, for example, of the way Silly Putty can be either an oozy pool of goo or a bouncy ball,...

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News channel 3

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BURLINGTON, Vt. - Ski season is around the corner, and one Vermonter is trying to get people to rethink the way they get down the slopes.  Cyrus Schenck started RENOUN, an innovative company that's breaking the mold.  Watch the video for more information. Watch Here >

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News Channel 5

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"Unlike anything you've tried" "Its skis do something no others do.  The founder said he and his friends spent years figuring out how to get the skis right." Watch Here >  

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Cyrus Schenck wins LaunchVT with RENOUN

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Renoun Ski Company, founded by Shelburne’s Cyrus Schenck, took home $30,000 in cash and $45,000 in-kind services from this year’s LaunchVT competition held on Thursday, May 7 at Main Street Landing in Burlington. Schenck has developed a new kind of ski that utilizes non-Newtonian fluid for a responsive on-snow experience. When interviewed for an article in the April 16 issue of the Shelburne News, Schenck compared his non-Newtonian fluid to Oobleck (a mixture of cornstarch and water), describing how the liquid remains fluid when a low amount of force is applied but becomes more rigid when more extreme amounts of force...

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"Game Changing"

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— Mike Nick, 3-time X-Games medalist

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