Give It A Shake, Cornstarch Comes Alive
Science Friday brings you 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.
They filled a pool with a mix of cornstarch and water made on a concrete mixer truck. It becomes a non-newtonian fluid. When stress is applied to the liquid it exhibits properties of a solid.
Walking on water surely make things interesting, and when you do, it would be a miracle. Then the mythbusters surely tried that idea, but it was "busted". One experiment was done when Adam successfully walk on it. By mixing 200 gallons of water with 1000 pounds of corn starch – yes corn starch. But, surely its not 100% water.