Super-cool science: vibrated shear thickening fluids. In particular, see the movie.
They take a liquid (cornstarch and water) and vibrate it strongly at 60Hz. Then they make a hole in the liquid (via a puff of air) and the hole stays in the liquid permanently. Even weirder, watch to the end of the movie; the holes grow and writhe. It's like Solaris is real.
  2004-05-07 15:20 Z