Smashing into Cornstarch and Water (video) University of Chicago Loading video... Caption This seven-second video shows a narrow aluminum rod striking the surface of a cornstarch and water mixture at a speed of one meter (3.2 feet) per second. Recorded at 10,000 frames per second with a high-speed camera, the video shows that the rod creates a bowl-like depression around the impact site but fails to penetrate the surface of the fluidic mixture. Credit Scott Waitukaitis/University of Chicago Usage Restrictions News organizations may use this video in connection with reports about the research of Heinrich Jaeger and Scott Waitukaitis. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.