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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just for fun: Liquid metal



David Dietle posted an article on Cracked.com showcasing seven totally bizarre man-made substances.  Here's one of them: a ferrofluid. These colloidal solutions of water or solvent, iron nanoparticles and surfactant react strongly to magnetic fields.  Observe:





A ferrofluid sculpture by Glenn Gould.