Students ‘walk on water’ using cornstarch and water
Do you think that walking on water is impossible?
Not anymore. Some innovative students from Lamar University worked on a project and came up with a formula that allows people to walk on water.
The engineering students from Texas, in order to demonstrate the properties of non-Newtonian fluids, added two parts cornstarch with one part of water inside a pool and found out that it gives people the illusion of walking on water when high force is applied. However, when still, it retains the properties of liquid.
According to an In the Know video, the students came up with the project to understand the behavior of fluids that can change their viscocity or flow of behavior while under
stress. Who would have thought that their simple formula would yield some of the coolest scientific results ever? (ANGEL ONG)