December 20, 2012

"Morpho Towers — Two Standing Spirals."



"[I]t's ferrofluid, which is oil laced with bits of iron oxide. When the magnets are turned on, the little bits of iron (and the oil with them) are pulled by a magnetic field into columns and shapes that produce the 'tree.'"

12 comments:

traditionalguy said...

That little trick makes me wonder again about the cell phone at our heads and the ocean of digital waves we all swim in inside Metro areas. That is all new since about 2000AD.

jimspice said...

Odo!

edutcher said...

Very cool.

OK, serious question.

Is this more of a guy thing, because I've noticed over the years guys will get all wound up over the techie aspect of it more than women will ooh and ahh over the beauty of it?

Paul Zrimsek said...

For some reason I want to watch an episode of Game of Thrones now.

Rusty said...

BMW or Mercedes is using this stiff in their shock absorbers for ride variability.
I could see using this for a clutch mechanism.

Chip Ahoy said...

Okay, now make a Santa Clause.

wyo sis said...

Ha! I can't say I thought of exactly what Chip Ahoy did. (Who could) But, I did think, "so what else have you got"

EDH said...

Looks like they have the making of an "historic dildo" there?

CWJ said...

An historic dildo indeed. A wonderful post Ann, thanks for sharing.

Ignorance is Bliss said...


Skynet is using this for their newer model terminators.

gloogle said...

Happy No Oil!

Methadras said...

edutcher said...

Very cool.

OK, serious question.

Is this more of a guy thing, because I've noticed over the years guys will get all wound up over the techie aspect of it more than women will ooh and ahh over the beauty of it?


Yup, clearly a guy thing. I would be a kid in a candy store with a toy like that, but my wife would just yawn and dream of buying shoes or going shopping.