Scientists have found a way to make droplets chase each other like predator and prey. It hasn't been done before in a synthetic system.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers have figured out how to measure the viscosity of droplets. That could help control pesticide spraying, ink-jet printing, and more.
July 1, 2020 • ~5 min
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The huge machine keeps ice at the right temperature to examine how melting glaciers slide. It led to a new "slip law" to benefit future research.
April 3, 2020 • ~5 min
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The "Cheerio effect," a phenomenon that causes small objects to cluster on the surface of a liquid, could help design small aquatic robots, researchers say.
Dec. 19, 2019 • ~5 min
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A new way to print conductive metal onto all sorts of surfaces such as gelatin and rose petals could lead to new kinds of flexible electronics.
July 29, 2019 • ~3 min
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The dressing on your last salad may be a good example of what's happens with the Earth's magnetic fields.
May 14, 2019 • ~4 min
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