By itself, the examine revealed what was doable with the fabric. You may flip the friction (and thus the fluid state) “on and off like a switch” simply by various the strain.
However, Swansea University additionally instructed this might have a important influence on engineering going ahead. Scientists are already hoping to make use of DST for mushy physique armor, dynamic velocity bumps and different merchandise that might change properties on demand. Don’t be shocked if high-speed cameras grow to be a mainstay of some engineering groups as a outcome.