All Special Effects In This Music Video Show Off Scientific Concepts

Nigel Stanford's song Cymatics is named for the study of visible sound vibrations, and we see sound made visible in this music video. In fact, this video is a treasure trove of science, with ferrofluid, Chladni plates, Tesla coils, and a fiery Ruben's tube. » 11/15/14 5:00pm 11/15/14 5:00pm

How to clean up oil spills using magnets

Oh, ferrofluids, is there anything you can't do? Researchers led by MIT's Markus Zahn have devised a technique for separating oil from water. Using magnets. Tiny, tiny magnets that temporarily transform polluting oil into a magnetically manipulable ferrofluid. » 9/12/12 5:00pm 9/12/12 5:00pm

Technicolor ferrofluids are a magnetic acid trip

Oil, watercolors and nanoscale iron particles make for some of the most psychedelic imagery this side of an LSD trip — and we've got the hi-res macro photographs to prove it. » 6/29/12 4:00pm 6/29/12 4:00pm

Let these mesmerizing magnetic fluids blow your mind

Feast your eyes and ears on Compressed 03, the latest in a series of audio/visual experiences expertly crafted by analog effects artist Kim Pimmel. You'll want to rock this clip with headphones if you've got them — and make sure it's full-screen, HD, the works. » 3/01/12 1:25pm 3/01/12 1:25pm