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Topic: Science IS Real Magic: Sound can bend water...
Message: Posted by: sdmagic (Mar 20, 2013 10:06AM)
Amazing experiment here:


Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Mar 20, 2013 02:10PM)
At least half of this looks like a film rate effect like wagon wheels rolling backwards on old Westerns or rope tricks under a strobe light.

It is very cool but I don't think it is really what it seems.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: John Long (Mar 25, 2013 05:33PM)

I know what you are referring to, and the frame rate of his camera (24 fps) AND the 24 Hz sound (which is the same rate) may have created the appearance of globs of water being suspended/stopped in space (instead of water flowing down, which it is in fact doing.), but the bending of the stream appears real, and could be created by the sound waves.

The ability of sound waves to move/hold matter is seen in a related video (shows up when viewing the video mentioned in this thread),


scientists were able to get individual drops to float - the sound waves were used to create an interference
pattern that made the drops float (or be stable in the nodes of the interference pattern. This looked pretty amazing, but a similar demonstration on a flat-horizontal surface is common.

So, I would suppose that it is possible to bend a stream of water. Either way, I was surprised to see this.

As to the location of this, yeah, its not a rings & strings topic; maybe someone could move it.
Message: Posted by: Torquay22 (Jun 14, 2013 03:59AM)
Also you can bend water with static electricity which looks pretty cool
Message: Posted by: Torquay22 (Jun 14, 2013 04:21AM)
There is a trick which I don't know the name of but you instantly freeze bottled water that's pretty cool have a look on the bang goes the theory website that's where I
found it
Message: Posted by: Torquay22 (Jun 14, 2013 04:23AM)
Found the link
Message: Posted by: thethirteensteps (Jul 17, 2013 07:21PM)
Has anyone determined if this can be done live or is it strictly the frame rate issue? And even if it was done with frame rate couldn't you duplicate that with a properly timed strobe light?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jul 21, 2013 08:19PM)
Good questions. I expect the verifiable findings are yes/yes.