Someone Made an Interactive Sculpture Out of Ferrofluid and it is Mesmerizing

Ferrofluid is a magnetic liquid, invented by a NASA engineer in the 1960s, that has, in recent years, become a popular medium among scientifically inclined artists. Ferroflow is an interactive desktop sculpture that makes it possible to play with ferrofluid—needless to say, we want it. » 8/18/15 10:40am 8/18/15 10:40am

Physicists discover what a multiverse might really be like

It's likely that you've seen video of ferrofluids doing things like growing spines when exposed to magnets, or being built up into sculptures by artists using magnetic fields. But what if they're not just artistic triumphs? What if ferrofluids can act as models and let scientists learn about the multiverse? » 2/12/13 8:40am 2/12/13 8:40am

This Material Does Not Conform to the Laws of Gravity

Click to viewSachiko Kodama is a physics geek turned artist whose intimacy with the laws of magnetism has led her to create art out of magnets and oils filled with magnetic particles. As the magnets interact with the magnetized water, she's able to create amazingly weird, oily shapes that mutate and flow seemingly… » 8/12/08 4:57pm 8/12/08 4:57pm