The Leidenfrost Effect

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+4 1. Davorin commented 9 years ago

Perfect idea! :-)
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+15 2. Judge-Jake commented 9 years ago

So basically if you get stuck in a maze just heat yourself up to 200 degrees and you'll find the exit el-prompto . The I'vebeenlost effect. ;)
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+15 3. ozmasood commented 9 years ago

The water be like: OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!! OUCH!!!
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+2 4. drunkmonk commented 9 years ago

:D I love when the big blobs came - looked like boss level bosses.
Creepy music.
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+5 5. cosminb commented 9 years ago

University of... BATH? The pun is strong with this one. :D
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+2 6. PeTTs0n commented 9 years ago

Excellent idea of a simple principle - having a gas "cushion" (which is created by the water vapor when quickly evaporating water - i.e. at above 200C-ish) constantly below the water droplet stops it from quickly evaporating, as the heat transfer between the main heat source (i.e. the plate) and the main water droplet is a lot less efficient with said gas cushion between. (As opposed to a large surface area droplet straight on top of the metal plate.) The gas cushion also acts as a propellant with the sawtooth shaped edges, as it expands in a controlled way, pushing the droplet forwards (or backwards, depending on the direction and shaping of the sawtooth pattern).

Interesting to see it in practice rather than just theorizing on paper and in imagination though. ^^
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0 7. jackDjohnson commented 9 years ago

The Power or Water is ever amazing !! :)
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0 8. buckleg08 commented 5 years ago

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0 9. Judge-Jake commented 2 years ago

Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip.................................:squirrel: