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Finn McNicholas

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How do non-Newtonian fluids work?
« on: 23/01/2009 09:57:48 »
Finn McNicholas  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Can you describe the way non-Newtonian fluids work and any uses they may have, I have definitely seen funny videos of people running across them..
like this one...
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=f2XQ97XHjVw

all the best,
Finn.

What do you think?


 

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How do non-Newtonian fluids work?
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How do non-Newtonian fluids work?
« Reply #2 on: 23/01/2009 14:40:19 »
Have a look at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Newtonian_fluid
Neat; my grandkids had a blast with the corn starch and water experiment. Thanks for the link.
 


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How do non-Newtonian fluids work?
« Reply #4 on: 23/01/2009 18:34:17 »
Ok thanks Paul. I'll load up on them :)
 

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