Why the Days Seem Shorter as We Get Older

  title={Why the Days Seem Shorter as We Get Older},
  author={Adrian Bejan},
  journal={European Review},
  pages={187 - 194}
  • A. Bejan
  • Published 18 March 2019
  • Physics
  • European Review
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