FYFD is dedicated to sharing the awesomeness that is fluid dynamics with the world—whether or not you care for calculus. It is a science and engineering outreach blog with a new post about the physics of liquids, gases, plasmas, or granular materials—anything that behaves like a fluid—five times a week. It features photos, videos, and research from scientists, engineers, and artists around the world along with a short explanation from FYFD’s author, Nicole Sharp.
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FYFD’s creator and author is Nicole Sharp, who has a PhD in aerospace engineering, specializing in fluid dynamics. She accepts submissions, questions, event requests and more. You can also find Nicole directly as “aerognome” on Tumblr, Twitter, or Instagram.
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FYFD in the News
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- Forbes, “The Science of Storytelling: Inspiring the Next Generation of Female STEM Leaders,” 28 Oct 2019
- NPR, “Remembering the Great Boston Molasses Flood, 100 Years Later,” 10 Jan 2019
- Der Spiegel, “Der süße Brei,” 9 Dec 2016
- The New York Times, “Solving a Mystery Behind the Deadly ‘Tsunami of Molasses’ of 1919,” 26 Nov 2016
- CBC’s As It Happens, “Science explains what made the Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 so deadly,” 25 Nov 2016
- Associated Press, “Slow as molasses? Sweet but deadly 1919 disaster explained”, 24 Nov 2016 – syndicated (among other places) in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and Japan Times
- New Scientist, “Incredible physics behind the deadly 1919 Boston Molasses Flood,” 24 Nov 2016
- Science World Report, “A Sticky Situation,” 24 Nov 2016
- Cosmos Magazine, “Deadly molasses flood surged faster than Olympic sprinters,” 23 Nov 2016
- Live Science, “Great Molasses Flood of 1919: Why This Deluge of Goo Was So Deadly,” 21 Nov 2016
- ABC’s The Science Show, “Fluid dynamics – a part of everyday life,” 6 Aug 2016
- Science Careers, “Going with the flow,” 6 Apr 2016