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New State of Matter with Sand.

Scientists at the University of Chicago and University of Twente in the Netherlands used high speed X-ray cameras to capture a new state of matter.

The experiment itself is simple: drop a marble into losely packed sand. This creates a jet of sand grains that behaves like super-cooled, ultra-dense gas.

You can even do this experiment yourself with marble and a cup of sugar!

http://www.livescience.com/forcesofnature/051206_new_matter.html

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