The Levitating Liquid Pendulum


From Steve Mould.

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I’m reluctant to say "gravity defying", but come on, this is cool! You can levitate a viscous liquid just by shaking it! Not only that but a buoyancy effect appears on the other side. I also show Kapitza’s pendulum.

Here’s the playlist of videos that feature the stroboscopic effect:

Here’s the original upside down pendulum video:

David Acheson’s books are here:

The Kapitza pendulum paper is here:

Here’s the research that lead to all the nice levitation footage from Benjamin Apffel, Filip Novkoski, Antonin Eddi and Emmanuel Fort:

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