Fluids round-up time! Here are our latest fluidsy links from around the web:
- Science@NASA explains how to use capillary action to drink one’s coffee in microgravity. (via io9)
- Nature is not exactly a quiet place. Here are a couple of things you probably haven’t heard: icebergs breaking up and running aground and the “seismic scream” preceding a volcanic eruption.
- Mars Curiosity’s work indicates that Mars once had a thick atmosphere but lost it about 4 billion years ago, possibly to the solar wind after losing its magnetic field.
- Check out this great looped surfing footage for a different perspective on waves (submitted by joteefox)
- io9 offers a primer on the Mach number. It’s worth noting that, for a(n ideal) gas, the speed of sound depends only absolute temperature and composition.
- Disney has designed a device called Aireal that uses vortex rings to provide haptic feedback. (submitted by vincent)
- Ever come across mammatus clouds before? Their distinctive shape is a result of forming from sinking air rather than rising air like most other clouds. (via io9)
(Photo credit: T. Thai)
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