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Episode 13, Season 4<br> The Leidenfrost Effect

Season 4 Episode 13

About the Episode

Have you ever seen a drop of water navigate a maze? It’s possible thanks to a weird phenomenon called the Leidenfrost Effect. Understanding Leidenfrost — first described more than 200 years ago — helped engineers make more efficient steam engines. These little levitating water droplets are a big deal -- this could also help prevent future nuclear disasters.

Aired: 05/15/17 | Expires: | Runtime: 4m 01s