Mysterious Movements - Surface Tension and a Ball - Kitchen Science

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Can you make a ball float in the centre of a glass?  It is harder than you would think.  A nice little experiment you can use to challenge your friends...

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[chapter podcast=2549 track=10.04.11/Naked_Scientists_Show_10.04.11_6054.mp3] Listen to the Experiment[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
« Last Edit: 20/03/2013 18:07:35 by _system »

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« Reply #1 on: 13/06/2010 14:33:53 »
weird

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« Reply #2 on: 22/09/2010 00:07:33 »
how does the phyisics work in the water near the edge for a smal floating particle?

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« Reply #3 on: 22/09/2010 00:13:50 »
the water near the surface is not floating downhill and neither would a floating particle, but i would like to see that in the working forces on the particle