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Water Flowing Uphill?

Not exactly... but this stuff is really cool. It's probably best described as a self-siphoning gel. The chemical is called polyethylene oxide or Polyox and it has an incredibly large molecular weight - about 4 million. When the powder is mixed…

Water Can Run Uphill

Everyone knows that water can't flow uphill...unless I get involved. Mix a small amount of polyethylene oxide, a polymer, with water and it forms a thick, slippery, gooey, mucous-like gel. Oh, the visual imagery! When the gel is poured back…