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Sound experiment to make mesmerizing visuals

(CBS News) For our final lesson on a day focused on all things (kind of, sort of) educational, we have the latest from a man who has managed to make us ponder a few times in the past if there might be a "glitch in the Matrix." (The jury is still out on that.) His brand-new video above is less a philosophy lesson this time around, than a course in both science and the arts. Watch what unfolds when sound vibrations and sand come together in a creative and unique experiment.

The wide variety of mesmerizing patterns created by applying a series of frequencies to the tiny grains of sand was posted by brusspup who writes about his latest piece:

So this experiment is the Chladni plate experiment. I used a tone generator, a wave driver (speaker) and a metal plate attached to the speaker. First add sand to the plate then begin playing a tone. Certain frequencies vibrate the metal plate in such a way that it creates areas where there is no vibration. The sand "falls" into those areas, creating beautiful geometric patterns. As the frequency increases in pitch the patterns become more complex.

You know you're in for a visually stunning treat whenever he releases a new work, and this continues that high bar of excellence. For those curious, brusspup does his own music, and the new song is called "Dark Wave." And to check out more amazing experiments by brusspupbe sure to see our previous posts here or you can go to his YouTube page here.

UPDATE: brusspup has released another video showing the full-version of the resonance experiment with tones that I'm now including below as an added bonus.

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