The tubes are filled with semi-solid ferrofluid that can be moved around pleasingly with the attached magnetic stylus.
€75.60 each (+p&p)
From Ferro – an experimental series of images using ferrofluid and magnets on a range of backgrounds (including CDs, metal foil and black plexiglass coated with oil, water, soap and, in the final image, caviare) by Copenhagen based artist Phillip Overbuary.
A reaction, in part, to the Photoshoppery and digital manipulation required of him in a previous job as a commercial photographer, he sez of it:
I wanted to do something people wouldn’t believe was actually real. Like a dream, or a psychedelic trip—but it actually happened and could be captured.
The Untethered Miniature Origami Robot, created by scientists at MIT is a 1.7cm square device powered by a neodymium magnet and four subsurface electromagnetic coils that allow the robot to assemble itself like an origami sculpture, walk, climb, carry objects twice its weight, swim in shallow water, burrow and dissolve in an acetone solution leaving nothing but the magnet behind.
The potential, according to the research team, is for medical nanobots capable of killing cancer cells or unclogging arteries.
Andy from the Royal Institute recreates one of his favourite demonstrations from the 2012 RI Christmas lectures: a suspended track made from 2000 powerful rare earth magnets formed into a Möbius strip around which a levitating superconductor travels, floating both above and below the track.
Sure. You can squeeze it and squish it and make little sculptures out of it.
But put magnetic putty in the vicinity of a strong magnetic field and it will animate, oozing forwards to engulf the magnetised object.
Where is your God now?
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