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Water on a Hot Skillet, Filmed at 3000 Frames Per Second

After Modernist Cuisine posted a video of a kernel of popcorn popping at 6200 frames per second, they asked readers what other cooking processes they would like to see filmed at superspeeds. The answer? The Leidenfrost Effect, also known as the dance droplets of water do when sprinkled on a hot skillet. The resulting effect is somewhat hypnotic: the droplets shimmy and bounce their way across the screen at 3000 frames per second. Head over to Modernist Cuisine for a scientific explanation of what's happening, or just enjoy below.

Video: The Leidenfrost Effect at 3000 Frames Per Second

· The Leidenfrost Effect [Modernist Cuisine]
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