Saturday, January 07, 2012

ooh 'eck it's oobleck

That last post was partially inspired by a link from Ben Goldacre's mini-blog. Here's another from the same source: the splendidly-named Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics, a mind-blowing repository of cool stuff, mainly in video form, demonstrating how fluids behave and interact in the most weird and wonderful and often counter-intuitive ways. There's the inevitable oobleck, of course, but also all manner of fascinating stuff involving what appears to be golden syrup, as well as oil, water, and assorted random explosions.

Clearly no website devoted to fluid dynamics can get away without featuring the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse, either.

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