The Amazing Physics of the Water Bouncy Ball

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March 10 2014 1:29 PM

The Amazing Physics of the Water Bouncy Ball

The “Waboba” caught the attention of the Navy.

A Brigham Young University physicist set up high-speed cameras to find out how the Waboba skips so readily across the water. He and his colleagues found that the key lies in the ball's elasticity.