News tagged with solid surfaces

Rethinking surface tension

(Phys.org) —If you've ever watched a drop of water form into a bead or a water strider scoot across a pond, you are familiar with a property of liquids called surface tension.

Aug 30, 2013
4.9 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

The zero gravity coffee cup

High above our planet in the realm of satellites and space stations, the familiar rules of Earth do not apply. The midday sky is as black as night. There is no up and no down. Dropped objects do not fall, ...

Jul 15, 2013
4.3 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast

Microswimmers hit the wall (w/ video)

(Phys.org)—New research reveals what happens when swimming cells such as spermatozoa and algae hit a solid wall, and has implications for applications in diagnostics and biofuel production.

Jan 08, 2013
not rated yet 1 | with audio podcast