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Skipping Sphere

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An elastic ball, sold as the Waboba, approaches the water. This toy features strange physics: It bounces on water, but not on land. Research presented…Read More »





in March 2014 at a meeting of the American Physical Society revealed that the ball's elasticity explains this ability.   Less «
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