Thursday, 11 August 2011

Eight-Hundred Dollar Jeopardy Question

I'm a nerd.  I love Jeopardy. 

Here is a physics Jeopardy question from a little while ago.


A: 1992 experiment using surface tension on polished silicon got water to defy physics by doing this. 

Q: What is TO GO UP?

 Here is an article link pertaining to that answer.

'The change in surface properties, Chaudhury said, created an imbalance of surface tension forces, or a gradient of low to high interfacial energy, helping to propel the water upward on a tilted horizontal plane.´'

Lehigh Professor Can Make Water "Creep" Uphill