Scientists Have Found Best Jumping Water Ball

08.02.2016

Toys inspired specialists from the University of Utah (USA) on the very serious study. The results showed that the elastic spheres are repelled by water better than the hard ones.

Scientists Have Found Best Jumping Water Ball

During the experiment, engineers have thrown spheres of the same size but with different degrees of elasticity to the water, and this process have been recorded on video. When slow-motion playback was used, it turned out that at the moment of impact with the surface more elastic objects have the form of a disk, which allows them to better repel and bounce off the water at a greater angle than solid ones. This discovery can be used to create inflatable boats or water skis.