Freezing Waves

Vibrate a liquid, and you’ll get a pattern of standing waves known as Faraday waves. In this project, artist Linden Gledhill adds a twist to the usual view of these waves by capturing them in plastic. As the polymer liquid vibrates, Gledhill uses a flash of UV light to cure the polymer, freezing the wave pattern. Check out the original video for an even better look. (Image, video, and submission credit: L. Gledhill, 1, 2, 3, 4)

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