That’s right, “it’s not just flat stones that can skip across the surface of water; despite their spherical shape, water-bouncing balls can jump across ponds just as seamlessly.” This super ball was developed by Tadd Truscott and his team at Brigham Young University in Utah.” Video after the break.

The water-bouncing ball, however, was able to maintain a crushed shape for longer to help it scoot across the pond. Its contact area with the water increased when it was squished, helping it to ride along. The ball sprung from the water over 20 times, covering a stretch of nearly 60 meters.

[via NewScientist]