"Glitch in the matrix" becomes a scientific reality with acoustic levitation

(CBS News) Back in April we showed you an amazing video that used sound and an adjustment on a camera's frame rate to create the optical illusion (or glitch in the Matrix) of liquids appearing to stop or go backwards in their flow. It was mind-blowing. Well, get ready to have your jaw drop, as the optical illusion previously on display has been made into a scientific reality. Check it out.

Okay, seriously, just how cool is science? The stunning video was posted by Argonne National Laboratory who write about the development:

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals. While the connection between levitation and drug development may not be immediately apparent, a special relationship emerges at the molecular level.

If you'd like to learn more about acoustic levitation you can do so by clicking here and to see more videos by Argonne National Laboratory you can visit their YouTube page by clicking here.

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