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Insect-inspired microfluidics could help Ant Man and the Wasp breathe

Shrinking from human to ant size would increase metabolic rate and oxygen needs.

Physics holds the key to performing the flipping water bottle trick

Viral craze makes ideal classroom demo of conservation of angular momentum.

Free wheeling water droplets plot their own path off a hot plate

Water on hot plate spins and tilts on a vapor cushion—then takes off for freedom.

Cavitation dilemma resolved in knuckle-cracking model

Pull finger, fluid pressure drops, bubbles form and, crack, partially collapse.