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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ferrofluids and Other Weird Science Stuff that will Creep you Out

What do you get when you suspend nanoparticles of iron compounds in a colloidal solution of water, oil and a surfactant? Did you guess Zima? The real answer is ferrofluids, though you should be proud if you just knew what "surfactant" was. A ferrofluid is a liquid that reacts to magnetic fields in trippy ways that make you think that science is both magical and potentially evil. They have multiple real world applications, many which are pretty badass.

link: 7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics |


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