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Why Do These Liquids Look Alive?



Why do droplets of food coloring attract, repel, and chase each other?
Snatoms molecular models: http://igg.me/at/snatoms
More about this topic: http://wke.lt/w/s/VRjRQ

Original paper on droplets: http://stanford.edu/~manup/docs/Cira_DancingDroplets.pdf
Marangoni Flow: http://web.mit.edu/2.21/www/Lec-notes/Surfacetension/Lecture4.pdf
Surface Energy: https://itf.fys.kuleuven.be/~joi/papers/Wetting%20and%20spreading.pdf

Filming and master pipetting by Raquel Nuno
Research and writing by Aaron White


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Author derci ferreira ( ago)
this proves also life arose spontaneously.

Author Saffreuge ( ago)
Veritasium confirmed creator of agar.io

Author CJ Hapich ( ago)
hell yeah

Author Miles Aaway ( ago)
everything is alive, debatably

Author Neon Crystal ( ago)
a DAB of soap

Author Miklós Ostorics ( ago)
Finally, a way to play God on a budget.

Author Mishiya_Vampire Cat ( ago)
1:13 lol


Blue: AHH HELP THIS IS MY END OF MY LIFE DIS BLUE THING I WISH I WAS A HUMAN


Black: Come here my dear ✓
Or
Black: COME BACK HERE✓

Author McRibs ( ago)
Food coloring is the mixture of water and crippling depression

Author Ryan Hickey ( ago)
I'd love to meet up with you and go on these journeys learning all these different cool things

Author Darcy Frazer ( ago)
Protocells?

Author Ciotti ( ago)
Did that slide break at the end because the metal grate was pulling heat away from it on either end where it was touching faster than in the middle?

Author Szobiz ( ago)
que falta do que fazer adoravel

Author Filydjefncf ( ago)
Agar.io

Author www.skyblock.nl ( ago)
wanna seem smart say, that survive tensions is (like) dark energy on the fabric of space.

Author R T Ptz ( ago)
Mind = Blown

Author GauraxPlayz ( ago)
Agar.io in real lifr

Author Rafeeky ( ago)
Awesome!!

Author Michel ( ago)
eventually everything became black! the black color is more dominant so stop breeding with different color or white will go extinct XD

Author Ryan Dunegan ( ago)
Didn't the Bible explain all of this? Lol.

Author SuperIronGolem ( ago)
Agar.io in real life!

Author Rio Nevin ( ago)
now i really want a micropipette :c

Author Fabio Ziliani ( ago)
Please, put something in your kitchen.

Author Guenevere Schwien ( ago)
Very nice might be inspiring me to do some watercolor paintings.

Author Arbitrary Edits ( ago)
Hey, this sounds like paulsoarsejr music.

Author asailijhijr ( ago)
You're conflating evolution with abiogenesis.

Author Doges are awesome ( ago)
This is How Agar.io Was made.

Author choose4me ( ago)
Agar.io origins... loved it ^^

Author K ( ago)
oh god 666.085 views

Author Cancer Senpai ( ago)
and thus agar.io was born.

Author Quenton Wong ( ago)
Would you believe that is God that created the WORLD through EVOLUTION ?

Author rejith kumar ( ago)
Dear Derek I'm a really big fan of you and I'm 13 years old. I just wanted to know that are the information in these videos are really authentic. Pls answer to this question. A humble request

Author Kevin Chiem ( ago)
agar.io!

Author Baterodalo ( ago)
When you can explain life using food cooloring you deserv a nobel prize
now explain the 42 using bananas pls

Author Vipelierre Serpifeu ( ago)
Even liquids are racist

Author iTacolot ( ago)
it looks like agar.io

Author Victor Oliva ( ago)
One question: How is the global moment of the system conserved when one drop chases the other? Doesn't it break the law about thermldynamics? Where does the energy of that motion come from? temperature? so it cools down?

Author Igo Tiebosch ( ago)
real life agar.io anyone?

Author Marcus Gosselin ( ago)
is that the sims 3 soundtrack?

Author Timothy Chapman ( ago)
There's a slight problem with that last part: Life only deteriorates into extinction. It is mathematically and scientifically impossible for it to happen the other way around. Describing life solely in terms of its chemical properties is like describing a computer solely in terms of its electrical properties. Just like how most of how a computer works is *conceptual* in nature, so is most of how life works *conceptual* in nature. And just as how electricity is our method of realizing the concept of computing, so chemistry is the method of realizing the concept of life. Concepts require a mind that is both capable of creating them and realizing them.

Author BetaAsPhuck ( ago)
Fakin' agar.io right there

Author Baghuul ( ago)
I can see some idiot new age brain dead moron write a book on how drops of water are alive and can feel. ohh wait...

Author CorpseTongji ( ago)
they made a movie about agario ?????

Author KeyAtoms ( ago)
you said dish soap has a lower surface tension than water. I'd love to see a video on fluids and diff surface tensions.

obviously falling into water from a distance can be fatal, but with a different fluid could you be completely fine?

Author thistubeisfucked ( ago)
Don't trust the rabbit 0:30

Author TheRcManiac77 ( ago)
this is so amazing derek!

Author ben cuffe ( ago)
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Author joe shmo ( ago)
I WAS THINKING SURFACE TENSION RIGHT OFF THE BAT THEN HE FINALLY SAID IT ABOUT HALF WAY THRU. BUT THEN HOWEVER, LIKE ALL SO TYPICAL SCIENTISTS' RHETORIC, NO MATTER WHAT THE HELL IT IS, HE JUST HAD TO TIE IT IN WITH " THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE " LOL. I JUST GOTTA LAUGH BECAUSE ITS PRETTY WELL DECIDED THAT NATURAL SELECTION THRU MUTATION IS 100% ABSOLUTE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT > KAOS .

Author Haku0705 ( ago)
I love your work, every time, Derk of Vertiblastium.

Author Razier ( ago)
i love that word...
"pipette"

Author Edward the 63rd ( ago)
Diffusion? Active transport?

Author Ectos ( ago)
yay new agar.io

Author Hitler ( ago)
Goddamn you are smart

Author Diciest Sleet ( ago)
looks like agario

Author Crippling Depression ( ago)
Agar.io in real life

Author Shen Zhou ( ago)
i wonder what will happen if you manage to make membranes for different droplets

Author Davide Ariel Rossolato ( ago)
i'm gonna build a machine which uses this principle to carry me to school

Author Milind da shinobi ( ago)
I want to know what music that is

Author Shalva Qutelia ( ago)
But a religious person would still never believe life could appear by itself^^

Author Playasum ( ago)
IRL Game of Life

Author PreCore ( ago)
Agario......








JUST ME???

Author Pyromatic ( ago)
agar.io in a nutshell

Author bang azard ( ago)
this is called agar and thats how agar.io is named

Author a fucking nut ( ago)
REAL AGAR.IO CONFIRMED

Author elek tolman ( ago)
have you ever experienced an exploding casserole? next time you heat up any glass place it on a pre heated surface or wood. something that doesn't transfer heat as fast. it'll keep the breaks down.

Author Pat rick ( ago)
I guess most people here think the video is good but does anyone think it's boring?

Author Φίλιππος Κωστόπουλος ( ago)
Have you been playing Agar.io?

Author LordScrubMaker TheSecond ( ago)
Agar.io confirmed

Author Ykeir ( ago)
the language and description is so poor when describing so many mechanisms that r happening at the same time. There should be better way of learning

Author Blah Blah ( ago)
Long ago...
we where waterbenders

Author Pratham .P ( ago)
2:32

Me trying to make friends

Author fla playa ( ago)
303 people haven't popped marijuana and drank molly's.

Author Geovani Nogueira ( ago)
U shoud not put the hot slide on any heat conductive surface (such as your oven grid which is made of metal) which obviously would cause it to crack due to tension (u know the explanation...). Try to use any fabric or fiber instead (since not highly famable fiber)

Author MixTwix Gamer ( ago)
it's like agar.io

Author Connor Simon ( ago)
hmm, this means that if you add different liquids with different evaporation points like food coloring but not, you can create different types of cells and thus artifical evolution/life?

Author natyboops ( ago)
If we go back far enough, our ancestors were molecules.

Author Ace Helosis ( ago)
Looks Like Agario XD

Author John James ( ago)
xD 1:16

Author GodApocalypse ( ago)
I demand this experiment on a super hydrophobic surface coating =D bcs SCIENCE!

Author xxfredthegamerxx ( ago)
Agario Irl lol

Author Gertrude Mdrtte ( ago)
shameless plug for evolution.. So what did those water droplets evolve from then?

Author Andrew Lee ( ago)
real life agar.io

Author Lord Aceldama ( ago)
you blew my mind...

Author b13nbl3n ( ago)
All that work for soy sauce.

Author Train Tsar Fun ( ago)
Appears miraculous indeed. Again that word. I am amazed at the faith evolutionists have in their belief system

Author Warrior Son ( ago)
Dude...Wear safety glasses. It's not that much trouble.

Author anderson Smith ( ago)
pie-pet? Never heard it said like that before

Author Carlos Hernandez ( ago)
This is real life Agar.io...Spectator Mode!

Author O BuWan ( ago)
I love you.

Author Eisen Perdido ( ago)
Agar.io!

Author Ellice Camyle Candelaria (1283 years ago)
agar.io

Author Ellice Camyle Candelaria (1352 years ago)
1:14 Racing

Author Ellice Camyle Candelaria (1462 years ago)
Agar.io is a game which you are a cell eating other smaller cell and get bigger and bigger Agar.io is not a cancer

Author deep strasz (100 years ago)
That is art!

Author SJ NM (794 years ago)
Perfect video for a screensaver.

Author EclipsedArchon ( ago)
One of my favorite Veritasium videos so far, loved it.

Author Vicki Baker ( ago)
Thank you. That was cool. So, perhaps you can do some other experiments with other materials as well for a future video?

Author elian barnes ( ago)
agar.io 2 looks great

Author Aaron Zweidinger ( ago)
You should avoid placing a hot glass plate on a cold metal (the heat conductivity of metals are immense so the tensions of the glass plate will be crazy to stabilize...)

Author tramvaj12 (233 years ago)
It is lame to add your coments of evolution!!! You do not know is it or is it not... Don't be so overwhelmed. you may think you are smart that you see something and even if you can use it or explain it. It doesn't mean it is something you asume it is.

Author Potato (1793 years ago)
TYT is taking over the microscope slide :o

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