Faraday waves

Friday 21 May 2004

I wish my high school physics class had included stuff like this: Faraday waves in a mixture of water and cornstarch. They look like freaky-deaky animated science ficiton, but the video is real and real-time. Wild.

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Tony Ollivier 11:35 PM on 21 May 2004

That is the wildest thing I've ever seen. Simple vibration and corn starch.. I agree.. this would have been a fun science experiment.. even more fun to try and determine how it happens.

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Bob 3:33 PM on 23 May 2004

Corn starch mixed with water has some really strange properties. I love finding stuff like this. No need for exotic materials -- weird can be found right there in the kitchen cupboard. ;-)

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Olifante 5:49 AM on 24 May 2004

That was amazingly cool! I'm a physicist by training and I never heard of Faraday waves, which judging from the movie you linked to is an unforgiveable gap in my education. Ned, u rockors!

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