Scientists Have Created Metallic Liquid Magnet Accidentally

Scientists Have Created Metallic Liquid Magnet Accidentally

Researchers created a metallic liquid magnet field for the first time in history. The surprising fact is that that scientists discovered metallic liquid magnet entirely by accident.

University of Massachusetts Amherst engineers were working on 3D-printing liquids when they discovered that the droplets of iron, oil, and water were able to maintain a magnetic field, the researchers told Live Science, a first for any liquid.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering is one of the schools and colleges at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.It was established in September 1, 1947 as the School of Engineering and now considered as the best public engineering school in New England, enrolling 1,744 undergraduate students and 520 graduate students including 290 M.S. students and 230 Ph.D. students for the 2012-2013 school year.

The researchers are going to launch new studies to choose why the droplets maintained a magnetic field, they told Live Science. Once they choose the “how,” they’ll get to work figuring out what to do with these new wet magnets.

In this study, which was published in the journal Science last week, scientists discuss how they can “program” the droplets into different shapes to create different tools.

Project leader Thomas Russell told Live Science that he could picture using them to create a sort of magnet “grabber” or a tiny replica of the shape-shifting liquid robot from “Terminator 2.”

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