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This video of sand will blow your mind

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Jun 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-07 14:44:59-04

This is the Chladni plate experiment, as performed by YouTube science-and-illusion wizard Brusspup.

When the plate vibrates at a steady frequency, the particles on its surface arrange into a beautiful pattern.

The sand grains arrange themselves along what are called ‘nodal lines’ – narrow curves of motionless calm that criss-cross the otherwise vibrating surface.