Ready for some freaky science? My most recent obsession is ferrofluid, a liquid containing ferromagnetic nanoparticles that respond strongly to magnets, while remaining in liquid suspension. Okay, in layman's terms, this stuff is basically the oil monster from Star Trek the Next Generation (the one that ate Tasha Yar).
The best way to understand what this stuff looks like is to see it in action. Check out Sachiko Kodama's "Morpho Tower," a moving, changing sculpture:
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