Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Help! I’m Trapped in a Drop of Water

Help! I’m Trapped in a Drop of Water: A fish is entombed in a water droplet in zero-g … or is it?




Pretty awesome!  Water surface tension and a drop elevator (creating a zero gravity environment) keeps the fish in place. 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

How to skip stones? Scientists Perfect the Skipping Stone - D-brief

The best way to skip stones?  It has something to do with surface tension. Find out here: Scientists Perfect the Skipping Stone - D-brief: Scientists have created a better version of the skipping stone that's not a stone at all, but an elastic rubber ball.







Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Smart nanogels at the air/water interface: structural studies by neutron reflectivity


In order to do Neutron Reflectivity Measurments you need to have precise measurements at the surface tension.  Smart nanogels that contain a switchable characteristic that can be used in drug delivery are studied with this technique.



Go to link:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-smart-nanogels-airwater-interface-neutron.html

Monday, 25 January 2016

Monday, 18 January 2016

Biophysics of Superheroes

Thank you for visiting this thing that could be called a blog or aggregate of suface tension material.  I am a biophysicist by training but superhero enthusiast by hobby.  I have combined these two to learn how biophysically relevant are superheroe powers and if not could they be?  I would like to disseminate it to people and I have started writing the book.  If you are interested in hearing about the release date and some of the content please let me know in the comments.  If you have any good ideas I would love to know about them.