Emergent Phenomena
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Emergent Phenomena

Is it possible to run on a liquid?

Running on Oobleck | Hong Leong Blank

The traditional view is solids can support stress — you can walk on a solid, whereas liquids cant. Why is this? It’s because atoms in solids act as springs. When you apply a certain force on a spring, it recoils back with the same force. Think about jumping on a mattress or a trampoline — the harder you jump down, the equivalently large force that pushes you upward.

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Skanda Vivek

Skanda Vivek

Senior Data Scientist. Writing On Security, Society, and Success