Sunday, April 30, 2006

Physicists Get Water to Flow Uphill

Physicists working at the University of Oregon's Linke Group have harnessed the Leidenfrost effect to make water flow uphill using only heat and a carefully-shaped surface. The BBC has the story and a video.

The plan is to harness this effect to automatically cool microchips.

Just when I thought all interesting physics was non-classical...

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