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Sing til you drop (part of Discovery hub)



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Why does water break into droplets when it falls?

Think of water in a new way as we show how you can change the way droplets behave using just sound and light. Credit: 101cats

Understanding the properties of water has allowed us to create many useful technologies such as paint sprays, farming machinery and printers. We are able to use the reliable nature of droplets to our advantage and this can lead to some surprising behaviour.

Dr Alfonso Castrejon-Pita’s research will show you how it is possible to control water with no more than your voice. Using a combination of light and sound, come along and drop a beat to stop water mid-drip.

This event is part of our Summer Science Exhibition Lates evening. 

Drop-in activity – these activities run continuously and you can drop in at any time. Please note if the venue is at capacity you may have to wait.

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