Science Friday brings you a science fair project for the recession: combine cornstarch and water and make a fluid with bizarre physical properties, on the cheap. Physicists Robert Deegan, of the University of Michigan, and Harry Swinney, of the University of Texas at Austin, explain why the mixture comes to life under the right conditions.
Footage courtesy of Robert Deegan, Terry Bigioni, Eric Corwin, Matthias Mobius. Music from Prelinger Archives. Produced by Flora Lichtman