Video used with permission of the Dickey Group
You simply have to watch the above video made by the Dickey Research Group out of North Carolina State University. It is part breakthrough engineering and part art. The work can be described as using a syringe to place small spheres of liquid metal into intricate 3D patterns at room temperature. A great article was written about it in Laboratory Equipment with more technical details. The video comes complete with background music and watching the structures take shape is mesmerizing. Applications include things such as liquid metal wires and other electronic components. It’s also great to see excellent scientific research published with style and substance that the average person finds accessible and can enjoy while simultaneously understanding a new complex concept!