When Water Flows Uphill

In the Leidenfrost Effect, a water droplet will float on a layer of its own vapor if heated to a certain temperature. This common cooking phenomenon takes center stage in a series of playful experiments by physicists at England's University of Bath, who discovered new and fun means to manipulate the movement of water.


Produced by Luke Groskin. Music by Audio Network, Sounddogs
Photos and Videos by Carmen Cheng, Matthew Guy, Kei Takashina, Alessandro Narduzzo, Chloe Myers, Laura Leitch, Andrew Rhead, Alex Grounds, Richard Still, Paul Reddish, and Simon Wharf.

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About Luke Groskin

Luke Groskin is Science Friday’s video producer. He’s on a mission to make you love spiders and other odd creatures.