When Fluids Collide

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Fluids are a constant source of inspiration for high speed photography. Water and milk are two of the common liquids around us every day, but still their complex behavior is a source of wonder. Fluid scientists are still pioneering some of the basic equations that are responsible for the complex motion of fluids. In these pictures a drop of liquid is falling into a container of liquid. The first falling drop creates a recoil splash that shoots up out of the container. Just when the recoil droplet gets to the top of its motion a second falling droplet collides. The timing often happens by chance when pouring liquids, but here it is controlled with a microprocessor so each collision can be studied and photographed in detail. The motion is once again frozen in time with the help of a 1/60,000th of a second flash.

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This post was written by Ted Kinsman for Photo Synthesis.

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Yeah, interesting. About time to apply them to solids, such as meteorite impact. I see a graben, I see blueberries.

i want a poster of the last one. that's beautiful!

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AAAAHHHH THIS IS COOL!

By Zhangyuan (not verified) on 08 Dec 2009 #permalink

/b/tard!

Darwin had another reason for highlighting the woodpecker. The woodpecker's tongue was one of the examples used in William Paley's 'Natural Theology' to show that evolution, in the form proposed adaptations of the kind discussed by Paley do not need to be explained by 'intelligent design'

Awesome pictures! I have only one question: when are you gonna blog again?

What a great idea, and a super cool variation on the strobist project inspired by

thanks... I love you scienceblogs

thanks...nice post

The woodpecker's tongue was one of the examples used in William Paley's 'Natural Theology' to show that evolution, in the form proposed adaptations of the kind discussed by Paley do not need to be explained by 'intelligent design'

thanks. nice sharing

By asli enver (not verified) on 24 Sep 2010 #permalink

Darwin had another reason for highlighting the woodpecker. The woodpecker's tongue was one of the examples used in William Paley's 'Natural Theology' to show that evolution, in the form proposed adaptations of the kind discussed by Paley do not need to be explained by 'intelligent design'

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