Non-Newtonian fluids are liquids that are also sort of solid but also sort of neither but also sort of both? They’re very thick liquids or very giving solids, depending on what you want to call it. That’s why they’re so fun to do science experiments with. The Backyard Scientist went and filled up balloons with…
It's not supposed to be that hard to figure out if something is liquid or if something is solid. If it flows like water, it's liquid. If it stays relatively still, it's solid. But what if it's a substance that breaks the laws of normal behavior and is both liquid and solid? Like non-Newtonian fluids?
Usually, if you cool any substance down enough it will turn into a solid—the most stable state of matter that exists, according to traditional physics. But that could all be about to change, because researchers have discovered a weird new liquid state that's more stable than a solid crystal.
Drop whatever you're doing and watch this. NASA has released videos shot from onboard the Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Boosters in the past, but you've never seen one prepared as masterfully as this.
At zero degrees Celsius, liquid water freezes into ice. That should be the end of the story, but under very special conditions, frozen water can flow like a liquid. This frozen flowing water could be found on other planets.
Hard drives are all about how much you can store and how quickly you can store it. And this soon-to-be-unveiled phase-change memory drive is expected to up the ante quite a bit.
Endeavour was launched into space today for the last time ever. Prayers don't shoot shuttles into space, though: Hurtling Endeavour and its crew 28 miles straight up were a pair of 1.3-million-pound reusable solid rockets.
There's a large subfield in physics devoted solely to seeing how stuff behaves when it's squashed through other stuff. Those in that field may want to adopt 64 as their magic number, because it seems to be the percentage at which the behavior of matter changes in a peculiar way.
Breaking the 250MB/s barrier with no moving parts
A Saudi businessman with a small penis, that's who. According to X4 Labs—a Canadian company that creates this kind of devices—their customer has ordered what may be the most expensive adult sex aid ever, made of pure gold.
If you're dying to take advantage of solid state drive's fast boot times but can't afford actual solid state drives here's a ghetto fabulous one from GeekStuff4U. This DIY drive gives you four slots to put 2GB SD cards into, which in turn combines into one large 8GB drive which your laptop can use as the OS drive.