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Any temporary spike will get snatched back into the drop as quickly as possible, as surface tension corrects the anomaly.
The smaller a droplet, the more the inward pull of surface tension matters.
Developed by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biology Inspired Engineering, the RoboBee overcomes a major engineering challenge: water surface tension.
While the parties involved dispute the details of the divorce, the Besh-Shaya split surfaced tensions the famous chefs agree extend back months, if not years.
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SURFACE TENSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of surface tension for English Language Learners
: the force that causes the molecules on the surface of a liquid to be pushed together and form a layer
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