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Under Pressure

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Pressure is a concept that can be unintuitive, but it’s incredibly important in physics and engineering. So I’m excited to debut a collaborative video series that @mostlyenginerd and I are producing all about hydrostatic pressure! Today’s video is one of our openers: it focuses on where pressure comes from and why it’s a function of height but not volume. And to show you just how pressure increases with depth, we teamed up with divers from the Oregon State University Scientific Diving Team and headed to the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Halibut Flats exhibit. Ever seen what a balloon looks like 7 meters underwater? You’re about to! (Video and image credit: N. Sharp and A. Fillo)

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