A Tinkering Studio friend Euphrates shared a new film with us that they created most recently. They have been producing a series of short films in collaboration with NIMS (National Institution of Material Sciences in Japan) to introduce various new materials in a very interesting way, and this is the newest one. I'm especially excited to share this film because they got inspiration for creating this one from visiting the Exploratorium!
When they visited the Exploratorium a while ago, one of the exhibits they were excited about was "Disappearing Glass Rods." It is an exhibit that shows you glass rods disappear in the mixture of mineral oils because the mixture has the same index of refraction with the glass. Then we asked Tom Tompkins in the exhibit shop and got a recipe of the mixture and a few tips of how to get the rods really disappear. Based on that, the team of Euphrates and NIMS came up with their own recipe and created this cool film which I would like to call "invisible chain reaction!"(the title in Japanese is "invisible glass" though). The film is in Japanese, but the visual is so intriguing, you'll get the idea. Enjoy!
Their other cool films in this series are here that you can watch on youtube.:
- Sialon phosphor
- Shape memory wire
- Thermal conductivity of diamond
- Electromagnetic induction