Watching Four Minutes of Magnetic Putty Swallowing Things Is Oddly…

Sure, you've seen the master mutant powers of magnetic putty before and how its snake-like unhinging ability can completely engulf an object. It's the work of magic! Or the closest thing we have to magical powers (magnets). PBS Digital Studios and Shanks FX teamed up to have a bit of fun with magnetic putty and… » 4/15/13 8:00pm 4/15/13 8:00pm

Whoa, Watch Magnetic Putty Completely Swallow a Rare-Earth Magnet Like…

Think Silly Putty is just fun and games? Not always! Just watch this magnetic putty completely devour a rare-earth magnet. It's not as instantaneous as this time-lapse video makes it seem but it still ends up engulfing the entire magnet. » 3/30/13 1:00am 3/30/13 1:00am

Magnetic Thinking Putty Wants Your Loose Change

Shall we open with an ironic reference to Terminator 2? Best not. That's the easy option, especially when dealing with lumps of metallic ooze that seem able to alter their shape in response to their surroundings. » 7/06/10 5:00am 7/06/10 5:00am

DARPA Developing "Fracture Putty" to Heal and Support Shattered Bones

DARPA, the military's premier R&D team has been given the task of producing "a dynamic putty-like material" that can be packed in around shattered bone to help support a patient's body during the healing process. It would also be designed to bio-degrade when all is said and done. If DARPA is successful in developing… » 5/28/08 6:50pm 5/28/08 6:50pm