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Climbing Droplets

Caption: Droplets of a glycerol-water mixture defy gravity to climb up hill, provided the surface under them is shaken in the right way. The discovery may lead to new methods to manipulate microscopic amounts of fluids.

Credit: P. Brunet, J. Eggers, and R.D. Deegan

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