Time for another round-up! Here are the recent fluidsy links I’ve collected:
- A new study on Mars suggests that dry ice may be forming gullies in dunes in a fashion akin to the Leidenfrost effect. Personally, I’m reminded of Death Valley’s roaming rocks.
- A recent episode of It’s Okay to Be Smart explains what wind is.
- xkcd’s What If blog explores what would happen if you row a boat on different fluids such as mercury, bromine, and liquid helium (for you superfluid aficionados).
- Those who love microfluidics may want to follow Physics in Drops for some small-scale fluid fun.
- Not explicitly fluid dynamical, but this video of a peregrine falcon chasing a downhill mountain biker has some great examples of aerodynamics and the in-flight agility of birds.
- For the Android users among you, be sure to check out Fleya, a multi-touch, real-time fluids simulator. (via Jeremy M/Flow Visualization)
(Photo credit: Fixed Point Code)