The Science Behind Jack White's Amazing New Music Video

The music video for "High Ball Stepper" – the first cut from Jack White's forthcoming solo album "Lazaretto" – is basically four minutes of blazing guitar riffs set to visuals of two notoriously trippy scientific phenomena.

The first: A non-newtonian fluid that leaps, freezes, pools and thickens in a vibrating speaker cone. The second: a layer of sand that skitters through a series of patterns atop a vibrating Chladni plate. Give it a watch and a listen, then read up on the science of each phenomenon at the links below.