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Water skimming ball

That’s right, “it’s not just flat stones that can skip across the
surface of water; despite their spherical shape, water-bouncing balls
can jump across ponds just as seamlessly.” This super ball was developed
by Tadd Truscott and his team at Brigham Young University in Utah.” The
water-bouncing ball, however, was able to maintain a crushed shape for
longer to help it scoot across the pond. Its contact area with the water
increased when it was squished, helping it to ride along. The ball
sprung from the water over 20 times, covering a stretch of nearly 60
meters.

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Added: Jun-18-2012 Occurred On: Jun-18-2012
By: dcmfox
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Tags: water, skimming, ball
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