Lots of great links in this week’s fluids round-up!
- Scientific American discusses how dogs use adhesion of water to their tongues to drink. We’ve mentioned this previously, as well as how it’s the same method cats use.
- Wired has a great look inside the NASA Ames Vertical Gun Range and how it’s used for impact cratering studies.
- Artist Fabian Oefner, whose work we’ve featured previous (1, 2, 3), gave a TEDx talk on mixing art and science, using acoustics and ferrofluids.
- Veritasium’s video on vibrating oobleck on a speaker has some nice visuals, and his suggestion of the behavior of highway traffic as a non-Newtonian fluid is intriguing. I generally consider such traffic to be a prime example of compressible flow, but that’s a whole post in and of itself.
- GE’s 6secondscience fair challenges participants to fit their science into 6 seconds of video. There are some great fluids examples, as seen in this compilation video. (submitted by jshoer) For a breakdown of each scientific concept, check out It’s Okay to be Smart’s list.
- I don’t know about you, but this bus window would keep me entertained for my whole commute. It’s like a 2D lesson in Newton’s laws and sloshing. (submitted by Erik M)
- There are some epic and beautiful examples of fluid dynamics in this collection of Red Bull Illume photo contest winners. (via +Jennifer Ouellette)
- Finally, this week’s lead image is a collage of gorgeous microfluidic multi-fluid emulsions. Learn more about them over at Physics in Drops.
(Photo credit: L. L. A. Adams)