Artisanal makers of mezcal use tiny bubbles to determine when the alcohol level is right. Fluid dynamics researchers investigated how it works.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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In the Leidenfrost effect, water droplets don't evaporate on a hot surface, but instead dance and skitter or explode. Now we know why.
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