Blue Magnetic Putty Swallowing A Metal Sphere

Also, this looks just like phagocytosis (when the immune system engulfs a pathogen).
#medicine #science
Om nom nom.
Also looks like the nightmare I had a long time ago when I was 7
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Would make a good horror-movie. Maybe swallowing Gumby!
The Blob 3 ???
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^but very realistic. Real even.
Your neighbor is pissing you off? "Accidentally" dump a couple of gallons next to his expensive car.....;)

I wonder how they reverse this effect!
OMG @Paul Ennnn that is hilarious!!
@Paul Ennnn that's rather easy to remove. It's similar to play-doh when you play with it (at least the one I own), little harder but remains fluid, meaning it's not keeping the form. It's a non-newtonian fluid.
It would cover fragment of the car, at least in places where paint is thin (i.e. no putty to fix dents, no multiple paint layers covering deep scratches), but it's very easy to remove. It's easier to remove from metal plate than from a carpet ;-)
In fact, there are more substances like this, check out for ferro-fluids. They behave little differently, because while putty is magnetic, the fluid is not, it's metal, it needs a magnet to reveal its true form.

I'm not sure how this putty is made, but for ferro-fluids you need ferromagnetic dust - a compund of oxydized iron, and oil. I imagine that for putty you need to have, besides silicone and soap, strong magnetic dust, like from rare earth magnets.

The magnetic putty is rather weak. I can compare it to common fridge magnets.
Thanks for the info @Teodor Kulej!!
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Need to mix it with long-setting epoxy.