How do non-Newtonian fluids work?

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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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Offline LeeE

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« Reply #1 on: 23/01/2009 10:59:10 »
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« 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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« Reply #4 on: 23/01/2009 18:34:17 »
Ok thanks Paul. I'll load up on them [:)]