phase transitions

Why Dark Chocolate Melts In Your Mouth, Not In Your Hand 

Why Dark Chocolate Melts In Your Mouth, Not In Your Hand 

We all know what happens when a chocolate bar sits inside a backpack on a really hot day: it melts, and even if it resolidifies, it will never quite look the same. But what if you could tailor your chocolate to have a higher melting point?

These Trampolining Water Droplets Seem To Defy Physics

These Trampolining Water Droplets Seem To Defy Physics

Winter often brings with it inevitable flight delays as ground crews scramble to de-ice all those aeroplane wings before takeoff on cold wintry days. Wouldn’t it be awesome if all that moisture never had a chance to freeze, and instead just bounced right off the surface?