Getting that last bit of shampoo or detergent out of a bottle is a total pain in the ass. Researchers have now engineered a surface coating that allows thick and soapy products to slide right out—meaning you’ll never have to store your shampoo bottle upside down ever again.
If the waterlily beetle were the size of a human, it would fly along the surface of a pond at 500 kilometers an hour. Then again, if a waterlily beetle were human, it wouldn’t fly at all. The beetle is subject to, and able to take advantage of, forces we don’t even notice—and when scientists did notice, they realized…
Researchers from South Korea have created a robotic insect that’s capable of jumping and landing on an aquatic surface, a unique mode of transportation found only in specialized animals.
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.
Missing the olympics? Trapped in the office dying to dive in a pool or the sea? Love physics? If the answer is yes to any or all of this questions, you will love this amazing image of a swimmer about to break out of the water. Expand for gorgeous detail.