Scientists make water run uphill

Submitted by: Jon1984 11 years ago in Science
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4955398.stm

Water running uphill, with lots of conditions of course.
There are 38 comments:
Female 59
Woah kewl! I wonder if they will be able to make larger amounts of water do that too. I think people take science for granted too much. If it wasn`t for science and technology, we would`nt be posting useless comments right now!
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Male 8
Ryan14 Said `Makes you think that scientists are always trying their hardest to solve world problems`. This is what scientist do - investigate how the world works bit by bit.. When you know how it works you can then think of ways to use that effect, like better cooling for computers. Applications always come after the science bit...and scientists don`t do technology, they do science! :-)
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Male 614
Yay, now I can complete my prepetual experiment!!!!!
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Male 41
That was very neat. It probably took alot of work to do and figure out. But you`ve got to wonder, "Who cares?"
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Male 2,510
yeh but its so obviously not photoshopped.
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Male 493
People on this site tend to use "photoshop" as a generic term for faking pictures _and_ video. He might have been referring to the short video clip in the article.
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Male 2,958
Some people need to realize if it`s not a picture that meant to seem real and someone says `photoshopped` they`re probably being sarcastic and there`s no reason to cuss them out and call them stupid. That`s actually kind of hypocritical.
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Male 2,958
You...can`t photoshop an article or report.

The guy was being sarcastic and talking about the picture (the only thing you CAN photoshop)

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Male 164
we give more than billions of dollars to scientist for cancer, aids, and all sorts of diseases and all they do is come up ways to make water go uphill?
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Male 2,510
yeh because the bbc are going to photoshop the news nice one brainiac.
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Male 2,510
erm....who bloody cares? where are our flying cars d*ckheads?
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Male 45
smart ... very smart .... photoshop ? whatta you stupid ? read the whole [email protected] article [email protected] ...
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Male 493
"I`m only saying it`s an overstatement to say we made water go uphill."

They _are_ making it go uphill, though. It`s going down a small decline and then up a larger step, for a net gain in height. The article says it can climb up 12 degree slopes.

I am skeptical of its use as a coolant, though. The only way for it to pump the coolant up is if the coolant is resting on a layer of vaporized coolant gas, and heat transfer through a gas is much, much slower than through direct liquid contact (the gas layer will insulate the coolant itself from the thing they are trying to cool).

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Male 493
"That was so photoshopped..."

Die, Photoshop Police!

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Male 90
wow its sad that something scientific is hit with so much flak
i guess all you guys (who didnt like this) dont have an appreciation for science or the fact that water can now do something against the laws of gravity. I find this fascinating but that just makes me a nerd doesnt it?
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Male 3
They can use this system to climb actual inclines of 12 degrees. so, assuming it is used for cooling computer chips, i guess you will have problems should the computer be tipped.
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Male 161
That was so photoshopped...
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Male 49
cool, i guess.........
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Male 451
that was completely stupid
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Female 193
It`s alive.
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Male 602
Can someone explain the who purpose of this. Where are the tax money going to? Food with edible rockets attached?(pretty cool the edible rockets just couldnt think.)
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Male 1,115
Its more of the type of metal used. Still interesting though.
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Male 761
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Male 48
i thought it was cheating a bit, though still coolish, cause it was just moving over a flat surface, like if u walk down a slightly rocky road. but hey, only step one, imagine the possibilities.
*imagines using a river to attck towns up the top of a hill*
only joking...
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Male 2,605
Thought of moving water in this manner, BirkirHe? Certainly not, and I gave credit where credit was due. I`m only saying it`s an overstatement to say we made water go uphill.
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Male 2,057
Makes you think that scientists are always trying their hardest to solve world problems.


Not.:-P

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Male 189
Overmann, would you have thought of that yourself? :)
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Male 2,605
A bit of an exaggeration to say that this drop of water can move uphill. It`s simply being carried by vapor over small ridges no larger than itself. I don`t see the same method being applied to a river going up a 45 degree gradient. Still very cool, nonetheless.
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Female 538
its umm... intresting and kinda cool.
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Male 15
What has science done, you monsters!
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Female 2,144
Lol You Guys Are Mean.
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Female 1,382
I imagined waterfall going backwards... oh well.
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Female 1,211
:-P
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Male 2,958
lol. I was going to post that exact thing, upendy. but I figured I`d let someone else come of as an as*hole
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Female 1,211
Makes you wonmder what else is possible, no?

No.

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Male 630
Very neat. Makes you wonmder what else is possible, no?
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Male 196
amazing....-ly gay...just kidding.
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Male 210
Link: Scientists make water run uphill [Rate Link] - Water running uphill, with lots of conditions of course.
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