Hard Science: Biking Across a Pool of Cornstarch
Hard Science is the name of a new online show hosted by Anthony Carboni (PeekYou profile here), of Discovery’s DNews, and Tara Long (PeekYou profile here) of Rev3Games; with the stated intention of taking “science out of the lab and onto the playground.”
The clip above — which is currently going viral, and bringing this entertaining little series some deserved attention — features the popular water and corn starch, “non-Newtonian fluid” experiment. Without getting in over our heads and summarizing the physics involved — as that’s the video’s job, and we beg of you to check it out — we’ll just add that the gag is that, as a result of this experiment, people theoretically walk on water (and in actuality walk upon one part water, two parts cornstarch).
Click the links above to Tara’s and Anthony’s respective PeekYou profiles, where their robust digital footprints can be explored via many social links, websites, videos, photos, and more.