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How jumping up and down in a canoe propels it forwards

A boy gunwale bobbing on a paddleboard creating large ripples on the surface of a lake

Both a canoe and a paddleboard (pictured) can glide over a lake if the user jumps up and down in just the right rhythm. Credit: Jerome Neufeld

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Nature 608, 242 (2022)



  1. Benham, G. P., Devauchelle, O., Morris, S. W. & Neufeld, J. A. Phys. Rev. Fluids. 7, 074804 (2022).

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