Falling faster—researchers confirm super-terminal raindrops
Five years ago, a research team at Michigan Technological University and Universidad Nacional Autanoma de Mexico (National University of Mexico) detected tiny, super-fast raindrops. The finding was unexpe ...
Custodian of world's longest running experiment dies
The science professor who oversaw the world's longest running laboratory test—the Pitch Drop Experiment—has died after more than half a century on its watch, his university said Monday.
The pitch drops that got the world talking
In light of recent results from the "world's longest experiment", spanning more than 90 years, at the University of Queensland, a group of researchers from Trinity College Dublin explain the background behind ...
Nano innovation could mean eye injections are a thing of the past
Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections, according to new research led by UCL scientists that could be a breakthrough ...
After 13 years, progress in pitch-drop experiment (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —As Cyclone Ita hit northern Australia last weekend, a much slower collision occurred in the world's longest-running lab project, The University of Queensland's Pitch Drop Experiment.
An air cushion for falling droplets
Falling droplets bounce as many as fifteen times before they come to rest on a flat surface. In the past, it was believed that this phenomenon is limited to water drops on superhydrophobic surfaces.
A Multi-Layered Display with Water Drops (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- AquaLux 3D, a new projection technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, can target light onto and between individual water droplets, enabling text, video and ...
Researchers discover nanoparticles can be fabricated using Leidenfrost drops (w/ Video)
Study investigates craters formed by raindrops (w/ Video)
Nature of solids and liquids explored through new pitch drop experiment
Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids.
Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.
Quantum gas in free fall: Physicists produce a Bose-Einstein condensate at zero gravity
(PhysOrg.com) -- A sensitive measuring device must not be dropped - because this usually destroys the precision of the instrument. A team of researchers including scientists from the Max Planck Institute of ...
Archer fish hunt insects with water jet 6 times stronger than their muscular power
Archer fish knock their insect prey out of overhanging vegetation with a jet of water several times more powerful than the fish's muscles. New research now shows that the fish generate this power externally ...
Bouncing on Titan: How Huygens landed
(Phys.org)—ESA's Huygens probe bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds after touching down on Saturn's moon, Titan, in January 2005, a new analysis reveals. The findings provide novel ...