Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

How does fluid 'climb' up a rod ?



Physics Girl checks out a remarkable effect achievable with non-newtonian fluids.

   

Recent comments on this video
Comment icon #1 Posted by RoofGardener on 16 October, 2018, 11:58
Umm... capillary action ? 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Ozymandias on 17 October, 2018, 8:13
Nothing to do with capillary action. That requires a narrow tube-like hollow up which a liguid flows. Capillary action is what allows plants to draw water upwards from the earth. This is a solid rod around the outside of which a non-newtonian fluid spirals upwards. Its caused by the centripetal effect on the fluid of the rotating rod.
Comment icon #3 Posted by sci-nerd on 18 October, 2018, 21:55
Homemade slime is quite a health risk. Not kidding! Don't let your kids do it. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/why-homemade-slime-could-be-dangerous-for-kids-1.3359013
Comment icon #4 Posted by ChrLzs on 19 October, 2018, 1:08
Many substances will do that - including some pretty basic cake mixtures that will annoyingly climb up the beaters... Without watching the video, so I apologise if I'm repeating something... isn't this just basic ionic and covalent adhesion?
Comment icon #5 Posted by devilmaycare on 26 October, 2018, 2:14
Actually the Japanese(?), I believe, have designed hi-rise buildings that use no traditional plumbing, ie, electricity/pumps to get the water source from ground level to the top floors by designing plant-like vein 'conduits' into the structure itself. If I'm correct it's like an absorbent lattice work that slowly but inexorably pulls the water up. Gotta love the Japanese.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 0 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
 
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
 
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
 
Adam Savage and Spot
Posted 2-14-2020 | 4 comments
Adam Savage tests out Boston Dynamics' impressive Spot robot.
 
NASA 2020: Are you ready ?
Posted 1-1-2020 | 3 comments
A look at what's coming up in the world of spaceflight this year.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ