If you like to make your boating trips and you are annoyed by waves, it might be a good idea to carry a bottle of olive oil.
In a new video, a Harvard lecturer conducts a very simple but very striking experiment demonstrating that a single tablespoon of olive oil is enough to make lake waves disappear in an area of 2000 sq.m.!
The olive oil quickly spreads on the water surface, creating a protective layer of oil molecules, which prevents wind to generate waves on the water surface.
Dr. Greg Kestin, physics lecturer at Harvard University published a video on YouTube carrying out the experiment and has gathered thousands of views.
See the amazing video in this link with a detailed explanation by the scientist!