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droplet ballet

"The Mystery of the Dancing Droplets" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Apr 9, 2015 - 7 comments

Fifth Use of a Physics Degree: Proceed to Nerd Out

Amusing Surface Tension Experiment (SLYT) Mad science with a ball point pen, cup of water and a bit of liquid soap. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Aug 17, 2014 - 25 comments

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A droplet of water hitting more water at 2500fps. [slyt]
posted by panaceanot on Oct 24, 2013 - 22 comments

"Ring it Out"

Last fall, the Canadian Space Agency asked students to design a simple science experiment that could be performed in space, using items already available aboard the International Space Station. Today, Commander Chris Hadfield conducted the winner for its designers: two tenth grade students, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, in a live feed to their school in Fall River, Nova Scotia. And now, we finally have an answer to the age-old question, What Happens When You Wring Out A Washcloth In Space? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 18, 2013 - 63 comments

You Can't Drown Fire Ants!

Fire ant rafts are hard to sink - a very cool demonstration of how ants make use of surface tension.
posted by quin on Jan 15, 2012 - 55 comments

Glass beads cluster as they flow

Liquid Sand: High-speed camera catches liquidlike behavior in a stream of granular material.
posted by homunculus on Jun 29, 2009 - 17 comments

walking on water

Walking on Water: How Water Striders and Meniscus climbing insects use surface tension to walk on water.
posted by dhruva on May 31, 2006 - 16 comments

Really High Tea

I drink my tea with chopsticks. At least, I would if I lived in outer space. Cool movie (achtung: Quicktime) from the international space station showing the effects of surface tension in the absence of gravity. I wonder if any of us will ever live long enough to experience this in person?
posted by jonson on Apr 9, 2003 - 13 comments

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