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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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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

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Re: Amusing Science

Postby Witness » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:19 am

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Spoiler:
Using the visual metaphor of a coral reef, artist Rogan Brown (previously) introduces his audience to the diverse bacteria, archaea, fungi found in the human body through paper-based sculptures. The detailed works are created after months of research and hunting for aesthetic parallels that might link the two surprisingly similar worlds.

His series Magical Circle Variations merge these sources of inspiration with a pastel color scheme that can also be found in a coral habitat. “What the reef and the microbiome have in common is that they both consist of biodiverse colonies of organisms that coexist more or less harmoniously,” Brown explains. “There are further parallels between coral and human beings in that we are both symbiont organisms, that is we depend on a mutually beneficial relationship with another species: coral only receive their beautiful colors from varieties of algae that live on them and human beings can only exist thanks to the unimaginably huge and diverse number of bacteria that live in and on them.”

Brown hopes that his intricate paper sculptures will allow his audience to more greatly conceptualize the bacteria-based landscape of the human body. Works like these will be exhibited with C Fine Art at the upcoming Art Market Hamptons July 5-8, 2018.

Source: http://alphi.xyz/the-human-microbiome-reimagined-as-a-cut-paper-coral-reef-by-rogan-brown/
Artist's site: http://roganbrown.com/home.html


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