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The viscoelasticity of the polymer chains creates a force that opposes the thinning effects caused by surface tension. So, instead of thinning to the point of breaking into droplets, a drop is able to climb back up the jet until it reaches a critical mass where it reverses direction, accelerates downward due to gravity and eventually breaks off the jet. Then the whole process begins again with a new terminal drop.
Upon first watching, I didn't even think that the drop was made of water. The drop looks more like some sort of oil, that is suspended in water(or some other liquid). Kinda similar to a Lava Lamp. Interesting.
Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
What you are seeing, is not the behaviour of normal water dripping from a tap, not even in slow motion.
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
On a larger scale could there be some type of light weight turbines implanted inside some thicker solution that as it turns generates energy (yo yo fashion of some type bare with me). Why at the same time allowing the same liquid/fluid amount to keep cycling over and over. So the energy generated from turbine spins somehow will create force to re pump the fluid/liquid continuously lol like a silicon engine of some kind
Fluid drips as it falls its density pulls a string or wire the wire then extends downward and then contracts back when drop falls and begins to create the climbing drop wire present in climb which then generates down and up motion. Some mechanical engineer then has a generator designed to harness and then you have a continuous fuel cycle I think working like a yo yo some how..
cool image OP snfedit on 2/24/12 by Ophiuchus 13 because: (no reason given)