Saturday, May 21, 2011



A paper clip supported by the surface tension of water.

(©Robert Anderson )

41 comments:

  1. that is awesome, didnt know a paperclip is so cool

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  2. pure water or a solution based on water?

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  3. Wow that is pretty sick looking.

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  4. It's a water-based solution, effectively water but a bit denser to allow floating.

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  5. lol it looks so cool that it looks shooped

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  6. I thought I could walk on water once. Don't ask, anyway I fell right through, I'm certainly no paper clip, or water bug for that matter.

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  7. Woah. That's pretty awesome.

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  8. I don't think I have ever even seen a paperclip float. WOW!

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  9. Like the time I saw a nail float in a pool of mercury. Pretty cool.

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  10. I like it. It's amazing what you can do with science.

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  11. That is so damn trippy.

    Science <3

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  12. Thats a really sick photo, i love how they can do things like this now...Glad i wasnt born 100 years ago

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  13. Whoa, much cooler than that microsoft word paperclip!

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  14. What is in that paper clip anyway? It looks so... shiny!

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  15. Damn, that's pretty damned trippy.

    Looks like photoshop, but I can tell this shit is real.

    But wow. Kinda makes "fire ontop of a glass of water trick look stale."

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  16. Holy crap. The power of science. LOL. ♥

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  17. I'd very much like to see this in real life.

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  18. nice photograph, sience is cool!

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  19. i don't really get it :D

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  20. It's simple, the pressure/force of the clip is much lower than the force created by water in the opposite direction - according to Newton's 3rd Law.

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  21. what's up with the lines in water? Mini waves?

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  22. That is actually pretty cool. requires special way of putting it on water?

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  23. Yeah, i've seen this before. It's pretty interesting actually...

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  24. So awesome. I want to make a raft!

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