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Non-newtonian liquids November 11, 2007

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Non-newtonian liquids are a very strange phenomenon: apply gentle pressure and they behave as a liquid; apply firmer pressure and the behave as a solid. Custard is a non-newtonian liquid, and you can experiment with it the next time you have a dessert. In this example, however, they have used cornstarch and water to make a similar non-newtonian liquid. This will repel you when you apply sudden pressure, but will absorb you if you apply simple, constant pressure.


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