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How do gecko lizards unstick themselves as they move across a surface?

Gecko use the Van de Waals force to stick themselves to surfaces but how do they unstick themselves. This article provides the answer.

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Dancing Droplets

Watch droplets of fluid move in response to surface tension.

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Fabrey-Perot Interferometer

This interferometer makes use of multiple reflections between two closely spaced partially silvered surfaces. Part of the light is transmitted each time the light reaches the second surface, ...

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Gaussian Surface

Part of the power of Gauss' law in evaluating electric fields is that it applies to any surface. It is often convenient to construct an imaginary surface called a Gaussian surface to take advantage ...

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Big bubble maker - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about bubbles and surface tension. All you need is a straw, soap, scissors and water.

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Physical Properties of Water

Description of how the properties of water such as surface tension, specific heat and phase changes enable life on earth.

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5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids (w/ Grover!)

Grover from Sesame street demonstrate simple experiments about buoyancy, surface tension and density.

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Water Properties

Properties of water including state changes, adhesion and cohesion, capillary action and surface tension.

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Capillary Action

Capillary action is the result of adhesion and surface tension. Find out all about it on this excellent site.

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Waterproof Hanky - Physics to go

An experiment from our Physics To Go series about surface tension and air pressure. All you need is a large glass, ashtray or similar, water, handkerchief or similar.

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