17 March 2014

Escherian Leidenfrost ~ Stairclimbing Waterdrops!

io9's Robert Gonzalez writes There's something strangely satisfying about watching water roll uphill...
"Researchers at the University of Bath recently demonstrated that water dropped on a very hot ridged surface would cause the droplet to not only float, but climb along an inclined surface, as though ascending a flight of stairs. [The video below] produced by the folks at Science Friday, features some really beautiful closeup shots of the [Leidenfrost] effect."

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