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Intelligent oil

  1. Apr 27, 2010 #1

    Borek

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    "intelligent" oil

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXgP8rq_wfA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPMHjDzpOVg
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2010 #2

    Monique

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  4. Apr 27, 2010 #3

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    Re: "intelligent" oil

    Amazing what simple acid/base chemistry can do. For those interested in reading the associated paper with these videos explaining the phenomena, see:

    Lagzi et al. 2010. Maze Solving by Chemotactic Droplets. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132: 1198-9. doi:10.1021/ja9076793
     
  5. Apr 27, 2010 #4
    Re: "intelligent" oil

    Oh, so it's in water. I wondered how it could know where it is just being in air.
     
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