Acoustic Levitation in ULTRA SLOW MOTION - Smarter Every Day 134

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Alkosept : You should have blown some smoke into the device. I think it would have made the actual sound waves visible.

Cheeky Bum : I bet in the future there'll be a board game where you and the other players have to take turns putting in the biggest and most water droplets in a machine like this, and whoever pops it loses, like futuristic Jenga I guess.

VerumAdPotentia : "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." ~ Arthur C Clarke

Chris Newman : Should have tried it with a non newtonian fluid.

Maxime FROSSARD : 4:34 the mist is orbiting the sound waves, why?

Kinsei : For me the best shot was 4:00. You n kinda see how the sound wave "looks"

Andrei Brănescu : You should have blown some smoke into the waves, it would probably have made them visible.

NightHawkInLight : I think I could make an acoustic levitation machine, I really want to try that now! Do you happen to know the stats on the speakers used? Last time I did some acoustic experiments I blew an amp and lit a speaker on fire...

mattg00004 : now make one on a large scale, put a person in there, and up the amplitude ;)

Tiago Passarela : that map at 2:13 made me laugh for awhile

Michael Ransom : I wonder if this was like a version of the big bang.. made w sounds..the universe makes sounds low and high pitches

mizuhonova : It would be interesting to programmatically nudge the pressure just to the point of popping and immediately reverse it after it tips. Would it split it two? Would a small amount explode but it immediately gets restored to a slightly smaller droplet than before? Would it split the water gently enough to bump the drop onto a different node? So many possibilities!

SmarterEveryDay : I've had a vision of making this video for almost a year.  Thank you very much to Ford for making it happen!  I feel that there are several PhD's worth of data in this footage.  Seriously.  If anyone wants to publish I would love to work with you on this.

Anderson Justino Da Silva : Auahauahauahahahau ,🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Man, at the first object, when you said "no way", i almost die laughing here... Perfect video. Brasil - Pará

5000 subs without video : God damnit i can't stop watching your videos, because they're too much interesting for me. 😂

Aryamaan Singh : Who else wants Acoustic Levitation Jenga :D

K B : That was trippy. Thank you for all your hard work SED.

Chiglia : Can I build it with two speakers?

Sten Van Gelderen : Would this also work from one side with two speakers playing in oposite intervals and turned at the right angle? Would you be able to create a forcefield with this?

bullfrogeth : You should also record this with one of those cameras which capture air currents, that would be awesome.

Nobody : They never said science could be so beautiful in schools.

SgtMantis : I think something else is happening with the drops. Judging by observations in this video, it looks more like the circumference of the drop is exceeding the size of the node and anti node. Not simply being larger than the surface tension can handle, but then I didn't do any calcs, just observing.

XxLoneWolf21 : So I watched this video right after watching your video about printable magnets, and it made me wonder. Surely acoustic levitation could be used to suspend a magnet. Of course you would need a very high amplitude to cause a solid to rupture the way water does. But what happens if you have some magnetic dust, say from crushing a magnet, clumped together, suspend it within the sound waves, and then turn the amps up? How much amperage is required to break the particles apart? How will they behave when broken apart? Will they seek each other out and form smaller clumps that can withstand the amperage or will they just fly apart like the water mostly did?

Mau ro : it's like Ratatat music ! :) like it

Sebastian Ahrens : Those faces at 2:14 are pure gold.

Cecillie Bond : I am a big fan of fomoco (ford motor company)

David F. : Destin's face at 2:14.

ChiRho Studio : LoVeD¡! lOvEd!¡ LOVED!¡!¡! this episode and this science! I whole-heartedly believe that This Technique, this sound/pressure/force/etc. is what the ancient people's used to build the Pyramid's and all mysterious structures that are still as of yet unknown in reference to their way of building. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, curiosities, knowledge, experience and education with us all!!! God Bless!!!

Jeremy Long : Thank you so much for getting smarter every day and correcting Psalms to Psalm when referencing a single chapter!

rookie1024 : Could anybody else hear it (aside from the intermittent glitchy noises)?

FREDMANSAM WearN'Tear : The Pyramids were build with Acoustic Levatation .

Unununium : From Smoke Comment below, consider doing a follow up with particles of decreasing size. puff a cloud of flour or talcum powder in the sound field to see what gets trapped at the nodes. Could be device used as a sensor for particulate matter accumulation if coupled with optical sensors. Just Thinking.... Nice job...

Anikay Knightfury : That synchronization @ 4:54 (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫ (´⌣`)

Colin 'Jolly Chap' Taylor : That will be invaluable next time I want to suspend U2 between some of their PA speakers on stage.

josh schlotmann : How about levitating a human or larger objects? What would it take to do such thing

Hork Supreme : When is NASA going to do this in space?

mikebarnacle : Shows 1D representation of 3D sound waves "But real sound waves look like this" Shows 2D representation of 3D sound waves

Fighter Aviate : At 0:43 the sound reminds me of when I go to the dentist

Javier Marzan : Hey Destin! First of all, thanks for all your videos :) I have to tell you, i've become really addicted to them. I am doing an engineering degree in madrid, spain, and I really love your videos, because there are a lot of things you talk about that I have learnt theoretically before, and they're a very cool experimental way of seeing that reflected in real life. And when you explain the reason why something is happening is like hey! I've seen that before! All my love and positive vibes from here! :D

Alain Sainz : Hey man you make some of the coolest videos on youtube! I really like your content. I have followed you for a while and had never subscribed :(. I just did, so I will be watching more of your content. Keep it up!!

Fleecy : does this mean with enough sound and the perfect standing wave. could u suspend a human body in air

GReZ89 : Thank you Destin! Love your videos and attitude!

pascalskydrome : Thank you for your amazing channel..probably one of the best science experience I could have seen on youtube. loved watching it!

Tanner Madsen : I wonder: If you changed the frequency of the sound waves by small amounts could you cause the levitating object to change their distance from each other - move them closer and/or further apart?

Benjamin Myers : "What could you possibility be doing that's more important than acoustic levitation?!" My kind of logic XD

Josh Prentice : Absolutely fascinating. I love sound.

Haepax : Who want's to see this done in low (or no) gravity, as well as in a vacuum? I DO!

Majestic_Monkey : Was "Nick" Nick Fradiani???!!?!? He was in American Idol

Erik Van der Zee : 5:52 CALL THE FBI I FOUND D.B. COOPER!!!