Ever wonder what makes water dance around your windshield the way it does? It's all a matter of surface tension: a simple set of rules that makes science sometimes look like art.
Stanford's Nate J. Cira and Manu Prakash just posted a mesmerizing video that catches the beautiful behavior in action. Specifically, it shows how water and propylene glycol droplets interact with each other and surrounding vapor. The lounge-y soundtrack makes the whole visual orchestra fit for a backdrop at video art display. But it's science! [Physics Central]