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Watch Sodium and Water Levitate and Collide

July 16th, 2013 in 2013, College of Engineering, Glynn Holt, National Geographic, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Engineers in Switzerland have successfully levitated both a particle of instant coffee and a droplet of water using high frequency sounds to make them collide…

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“The idea is old, but the application is timely. The oil droplets can coalesce and make bigger droplets which you can more easily get out of the water.”

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