Liquid Behavior in Solid Particles (IMAGE) University of Chicago Caption In work supported by the National Science Foundation and the W.M. Keck Foundation, University of Chicago scientists have produced liquid-like behavior in a stream of granular materials. In this video clip, a stream of glass beads hitting a target narrower than the stream produces a hollow cone. Scientists running experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory have also observed liquid-like behavior in colliding subatomic particles that simulate conditions existing a fraction of a second after the big bang. Credit Image courtesy of Xiang Cheng, University of Chicago Usage Restrictions This image may be used in news reports describing the research of Sidney Nagel, Heinrich Jaeger and Xiang Cheng at the University of Chicago. License Licensed content 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.