Magnetic particles turn water droplets into tightrope-walking acrobats

A new technique can precisely steer drops of water around obstacle courses and into chemical reactions Jonathan Knowles/Getty Images Putting tiny magnetic particles inside ordinary water droplets can turn them into liquid acrobats – the droplets can climb steps, leap over obstacles and jump-start chemical reactions. This level of control could be useful in drug … Read more

Physicists Discover Surprising Quantum-Like Behavior in Tiny Bouncing Droplets : ScienceAlert

Quantum physics is fundamentally weird, so much so that we need thought experiments of hidden cats in boxes and metaphors of spinning coins to even begin to comprehend its laws. Yet even in our classical world, where physics is more intuitive, shades of quantum behavior can be represented using relatively simple scenarios. Researchers experimenting with … Read more