When memory metal is bent, it deforms. When placed into hot water, the metal "remembers" its original shape.
An animation illustrates how peeling occurs between layers where bonding is weak in molybdenum disulfide.
As the temperature of the benzene increases, the meniscus flattens, then disappears as the system reaches the point where liquid and vapor are in equilibrium.
A 1-2-3 yttrium barium copper oxide superconducting pellet is cooled in liquid nitrogen and placed on an inverted foam cup. When a magnet is placed above the pellet, it is levitated by the superconductor.
A magnet floating above a superconducting pellet is spun in order to show the dynamic response of the magnetic field expulsion.