Water Droplets Flow Uphill through a Superheated Maze Thanks to the Leidenfrost Effect

Water Droplets Flow Uphill through a Superheated Maze Thanks to the Leidenfrost Effect water science mazes

Water Droplets Flow Uphill through a Superheated Maze Thanks to the Leidenfrost Effect water science mazes

Water Droplets Flow Uphill through a Superheated Maze Thanks to the Leidenfrost Effect water science mazes

The folks over at Science Friday made this fascinating video about the Leidenfrost Effect, where water dropped on an extremely hot surface is capable of floating instead of immediately evaporating. While studying the bizarre effect, physicists at the University of Bath realized that not only does the water float, but under the right conditions and temperatures it can actually climb upward. The playful experiments lead to the creation of an incredible superheated maze. (via The Awesomer)

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