There were so many good fluids links this week that I decided for an off-week fluids round-up. Here we go!
- Jefferson Lab has a cool demo on how to make a cloud chamber using dry ice, isopropyl alcohol, and a radioactive source. There is all kinds of fun physics to explain in this one!
- io9 has a great article and videos on the efficiency of jellyfish propulsion (spoiler alert: there are vortex rings).
- Half-blimp, half-jet transport option could change shipping landscape. In a similar vein, Jalopnik takes a look back at the golden age of the dirigible.
- For the armchair daredevils, check out this 360-degree view of BASE jumping with a wingsuit off a Swiss mountain. (via Janeen M)
- Also from io9, an article on my favorite fluids demo: reversible laminar flow. If you’d like to try this at home, here’s a DIY version.
- National Geographic talks about the differences between hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons.
- Finally, our lead video comes from #5facts and Sesame Street’s Grover who bring us 5 DIY science experiments, 4 of which are fluids demos. Sit back and enjoy!
(Video credit: #5facts/Sesame Street)