Nov 14, 2018

There is a weird new state of matter that can’t be stirred or pushed

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By Leah Crane

There’s a new state of matter — and it’s weird. It’s made from light and is somewhere between a solid and a superfluid. It can’t be stirred, rotated, or even pushed.

“If you have some water in a pipe and you start pushing it, it will flow a little faster,” says Marzena Szymańska at University College London. “Whereas this fluid is so rigid that even pushing it will not change its velocity.”

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