Aug 04 2012

New Discoveries in Oobleck Science

Category: ScienceAdmin @ 9:51 am

If you have not ever seen anyone jog on a mixture of corn starch and water – “oobleck” – check out the video from the Spanish TV show, "El Hormiguero," included in Wired Magazine’s July 11, 2012 online article, "Defying Gravity: When Strange Liquids Act Like Solids." Water and cornstarch combine to form what in scientific circles is called a non-Newtonian fluid – a viscous fluid (sticky, slow-flowing) that doesn’t always act like we usually expect liquids to behave. When you apply sudden pressure to oobleck, the stuff… Read more

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