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Video: How to turn sand into a liquid without melting

By April Gocha / December 13, 2017

The melting point of a solid is the temperature at which the solid transforms into a liquid—but is it possible to lose structural rigidity without a change in temperature? Engineer and YouTuber Mark Rober has filled his hot tub with sand to give us the answer.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 24, 2015

Mantis shrimp inspiration, hematite re-growth, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 24, 2015.

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