Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago
Caption: Cornstarch and water is a smart material derived from simple components. This video shows a bowling ball bouncing off the surface of the mixture, which also can catch a dropped egg without breaking it.
Credit: Heinrich Jaeger/University of Chicago
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