The Strange, Frictionless World of Superfluids

  • Published on Apr 22, 2019
  • Imagine a cup of tea that doesn't obey the laws of physics, it pours out of the bottom of your cup while crawling up the sides to the top, and you'll have a pretty good picture of the ultracold phenomena of superfluids.
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Comments • 962

  • SciShow
    SciShow  5 months ago +124

    SciShow is supported by Go to to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription.

    • Larisa Alin
      Larisa Alin 4 months ago


    • Jacob Jerny
      Jacob Jerny 4 months ago

      Wait if the superfluid never stops spinning does that mean there’s the potential for infinite energy?

    • Taskem Bin Rakum
      Taskem Bin Rakum 4 months ago

      @Spear Shaker .

    • Marek Šťastný
      Marek Šťastný 4 months ago +1

      The strange, bribe-full world of sponsorships.

    • The Radioactive Player
      The Radioactive Player 4 months ago

      I have a theory for the theory of everything, but to compute both my and THE theory we will need to build a computer of such size that even life itself forms a part of its computation

  • EllaBean
    EllaBean 2 hours ago

    Sci show really be out there like space time could be a super fluid and then just skips over that.

  • Cosmic Rider
    Cosmic Rider 2 days ago

    Has anyone seen this happen in apple juice?

  • Anika Tasnim
    Anika Tasnim 5 days ago

    I wish I read the comments before watching the video for 5 minutes...... Then I would know.... They didn't show anything interesting....😣😣

  • son of Einstein
    son of Einstein 6 days ago

    Please listen sci show I love you from deep core of my heart you people are genious ...

  • Canada First
    Canada First 8 days ago

    no thumbs up

  • Noah Spurrier
    Noah Spurrier 19 days ago

    Helium 4 doesn’t just behave like a boson; it is a boson.

  • Teemu Seppänen
    Teemu Seppänen 25 days ago

    I have question for u. Make video of electrocatylicis. And how we could use it to produce energy, electricity seperates helium and oxygen for water. and if it could be used as Future energy production

  • Richard Jones
    Richard Jones 26 days ago

    I know and understand everything now.....nothing more to do.

  • Emma 669
    Emma 669 28 days ago

    After some time, there will be videos in my recommendation called "Spill the superfluid, sis!"

  • Tom Space
    Tom Space Month ago

    Search RUclip for "The Elements in Six Dimensions"

  • Richard Deese
    Richard Deese Month ago

    Thanks! It's fascinating to me that helium(s) 3 & 4 can behave like superconductors & Bose-Einstein condensates (respectively.) I imagine that math is tangled & simple & fun! We're discovering how things are connected, & that's good! :) Rikki Tikki.

  • Yourname942
    Yourname942 Month ago +1

    would a superfluid be a good medium for perpetual energy?

  • Mogul DaMongrel
    Mogul DaMongrel Month ago

    Batteries that never degrade....hah the battery industry has something to say about that.

  • BassAddicts Anonymous

    So no demonstration again guys.....

  • Dakoda Sanders
    Dakoda Sanders Month ago

    So are superfluids just like macro-scale fermionic BECs?

  • Crimeny James
    Crimeny James Month ago

    Helium 3 or 4?

  • Judgement Ravi
    Judgement Ravi Month ago

    No centiments if so then split 👎👈😍

  • Wu Li
    Wu Li Month ago

    Superfluidity can be thought of as evidence that, assuming 42 is as good it gets, we should be able to observe everything metamorphosing into one another in nonsensical fashions, expressing phase transitions and metamorphic effects in the process. For example, just in the last ten years physicists finally established the first model of 500 states of matter according to quantum mechanics, however, since then they've discovered a variety of types of matter that are completely outside the model, including photonic-matter. Electrons have been studied more than other types of particles, and their particle-like manifestation is long believed to be indivisible, while their wave-like has proven to be infinitely divisible. A recent experiment discovered quasi particles in a sample they were studying, that had the identical properties of an electron, begging the question of which one is the real electron. Among other implications, it means that superfluidity can be considered a form of dimension squeezing, and only occurs around absolute zero because the context is so humble, with so little happening, that it can express emergent behavior more easily.

    Just as a variety of superconductors have been discovered, we should find a variety of superfluids as well, and they should obey a complex multifractal equation that can express a sort of asymmetric-supersymmetry.

  • Oganesson gaming and stuff

    Boring blocks of ice 🤣🤣🤣

  • -_- some guy
    -_- some guy Month ago

    if what you said, they spin forever, then what if you could make that into a electrical current and gain energy from said forever spinning liquid? hydro electrical energy is similar since the rivers usually never stop flowing? I am waiting for someone to tell me i am wrong like always and i'll get back to mopping cleaning and yard work

  • Chris Boucher
    Chris Boucher 2 months ago

    Mind... Boggled.

  • Chelsey Abbott
    Chelsey Abbott 2 months ago

    Nature is so weird

  • VwertIX
    VwertIX 2 months ago


  • Jacob Thomas
    Jacob Thomas 2 months ago

    Wow i am official obsessed with super fluids! That is some "cool" physics!

  • Baserocklove
    Baserocklove 2 months ago +1

    Omg! I'm trying to get off coffee so i tried a mug of -270 degree liquid helium this morning instead and it made a fricking huge mess and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what was going on.

  • Ciaran Archenoul
    Ciaran Archenoul 2 months ago

    Is this the same guy on those psychology crash courses?

  • Damned Legion
    Damned Legion 2 months ago

    Answer to everything is 42

  • Alicorn Trash
    Alicorn Trash 2 months ago

    Imagine being chased down by a blob of superfluid

  • NetfIix
    NetfIix 3 months ago

    Nowadays you can’t even learn stuff without a sponsor or advertisement

  • Garey seekerofknowledge

    So if it never stops spinning, doesn't that constitute perpetual motion?🤔

  • chcodog1357
    chcodog1357 3 months ago

    I seriously thought he was exaggerating the examples in the beginning of the video.....I'm blown away

  • The Strangler
    The Strangler 4 months ago

    Black hole: im the weirdest thing in universe
    Neutron star: hold on my strange matter

  • Vontos' Magic Murder Bag

    Why is there no video of this phenomenon included?

  • Max Dagø
    Max Dagø 4 months ago

    God made the Earth😂

  • melvin vs melly
    melvin vs melly 4 months ago

    They never showed the superfluid, talked too damn much

  • Awss 1236
    Awss 1236 4 months ago

    If they all move the same way why isn't it a non vibrating solid

  • Anton Bjerketorp
    Anton Bjerketorp 4 months ago

    Superfluid in cup=perpetual motion machine?

  • Samuel Croll
    Samuel Croll 4 months ago

    If aliens are at there, and they are good at really low levels, liquid helium is probably used as lotion

  • Devanshu Soneta
    Devanshu Soneta 4 months ago +1

    Superfluid supports Communism😜

  • kinda a crusade
    kinda a crusade 4 months ago

    long story sort dont put hylium in 3 degrees kelvin

  • Adrian metzler-holden
    Adrian metzler-holden 4 months ago

    Can this super fluid be used for super sex lube? 🤔

  • Adrian metzler-holden
    Adrian metzler-holden 4 months ago

    My brain is now a super fluid. Thanx.

  • Jim Nichols
    Jim Nichols 4 months ago

    "Them helium atoms will totally go rouge" that right there is science being taught well.

  • Alice Taylor
    Alice Taylor 4 months ago

    this dumb bish just learned so much! xx

  • bahbahbah
    bahbahbah 4 months ago

    wow the sneaky transition to brilliant is brilliant

  • Furry Boi
    Furry Boi 4 months ago +3

    What i mostly hear from molecular scientist or stuff like that

  • Joseph Alberici
    Joseph Alberici 4 months ago

    If you stir you probably put enough energy in the system to heat it past 2 kelvin though?

  • Brennan McClelland
    Brennan McClelland 4 months ago

    Bose-Einstein Condensates anyone?

  • Sasha Whitefur
    Sasha Whitefur 4 months ago


  • suma rao
    suma rao 4 months ago

    No lip sync right?

  • Calvinsky Malbert
    Calvinsky Malbert 4 months ago +2

    liquid helium:how does matter work again?

  • Rory Kidd
    Rory Kidd 4 months ago +1

    If you think about it a tricycle is just a unicycle with training wheels

  • Frenzy
    Frenzy 4 months ago


  • Livelife8072
    Livelife8072 4 months ago +1

    Huh. I’ve been on the Keto diet for 6 weeks and lost 21lbs without exercise. It’s been working great.

  • Aqua Sama
    Aqua Sama 4 months ago +4

    the video title reminds me of kurzgesagt

  • Terry Thomas
    Terry Thomas 4 months ago

    You're boring

  • Benedani
    Benedani 4 months ago


  • oof man
    oof man 4 months ago

    im a flat earther and i don't believe in cold because nasa mentions it

    • Richard Clark
      Richard Clark 4 months ago

      Diogo moreira as it is only the absence of heat one could make the case that cold is a myth much like the flat earth

  • GalaxyOfReeses KIng
    GalaxyOfReeses KIng 4 months ago

    Why are science RUcliprs so loud...?