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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:32 am

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:23 am

OK, that's fun.

What's the trick?



Oh. Nevermind!
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:45 am

Weird. It almost looks impossible without some sort of trickery.

You gotta watch to the end of the gif to briefly get a glimpse of the actual shape of whatever that is.
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:49 am

It's a matter of perspective. Any other angle save the one it was photographed at would give it away immediately.
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby robinson » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:09 pm

It's still fucking awesome
You never know what's going to happen

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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Bruce » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:20 pm

Viscous liquid syphoning itself. 8)
Such potential!

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:14 am

Some aerodynamics:

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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:35 am

Fun with tuned circuits! One of my personal favs.
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:34 am



Schlieren optics.

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby robinson » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:20 pm

Science is fun
You never know what's going to happen

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby sparks » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:28 pm

No argument here. :)

Just a damn shame I'm too stupid to have done something great, be set for life as a result, and retire early to my personal island. (One of the larger islands in the Scotch Archipelago)
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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:34 am

sparks wrote:retire early to my personal island. (One of the larger islands in the Scotch Archipelago)
I hate to break it to you, but a close friend went to Islay and told me the locals don't drink the local whisky.

On the bright side that's more booze for you… :wink:




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Hydrodynamics, surface tension/capillarity, minimal surface, reflection on a sphere (the droplets) and surface waves. The whole bunch.

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:47 am

Seeing light move, sorta (annoying music):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fSqFWcb4rE
We have built an imaging solution that allows us to visualize propagation of light at an effective rate of one trillion frames per second. Direct recording of light at such a frame rate with sufficient brightness is nearly impossible. We use an indirect 'stroboscopic' method that combines millions of repeated measurements by careful scanning in time and viewpoints.

Details & other vids: http://web.media.mit.edu/~raskar/trillionfps/

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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

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Spoiler:
water + sound

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Re: Amusing Science

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Classical iron filings experiment, in oil:


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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Bruce » Sat May 19, 2018 10:55 pm

Did NOT know you could capture plasma in a syringe

Such potential!


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