June 7, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

Bringing life to 18th-century physicist Ernst Chladni’s famous Plate Experiment, YouTuber Brusspup demonstrates incredible geometric patterns that form when sand is placed on a metal plate attached to a “tone generator.” This art-meets-science video really resonates with us. Here’s how it works: As the frequencies coming through the speakers increase, so do the plate’s vibrations. The sand gravitates towards the least-vibrating areas, […]

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