The Unbearable Weirdness Of Being (A Non-Newtonian Fluid On A Speaker Cone)

Guest post by Aaron Muszalski

You’re likely already familiar with the strange properties of non-Newtonian fluids, such as a mixture of cornstarch and water, whose “flow properties are not described by a single constant value of viscosity.” Depending on how force is applied to such fluids, they will either behave as a liquid or a solid.

This uncanny video demonstrates what happens when happens when a non-Newtonian fluid is placed on a speaker cone, and an audio signal is applied to it. All hail our new cornstarch tentacle overlords!

via Neatorama

Aaron Muszalski
Aaron Muszalski