When it comes to stability, nature can be amazingly counter-intuitive, as in this case of flotation on the underside of a levitating liquid. First things first: how is this liquid Keep reading
A glacier’s snowline marks the location where the amount of summer melting and accumulated snowmass are equal. If, over the course of a season, a glacier experiences more snowfall than melting, its Keep reading
For a little Friday fun, enjoy this timelapse of magnetic putty consuming magnets. Really this is a bit of slow-motion magnetohydrodynamics. The magnet’s field exerts a force on the iron-containing Keep reading
[original media no longer available] Reader kylewpppd asks: Have you seen the post of a man in Siberia throwing boiling water off of his balcony? Can you provide a better Keep reading
Despite the strange shapes of the arms on this container, the fluid inside will always settle to a common height. This is because each interconnected section is open to the Keep reading
This is what it looks like when a soap bubble freezes. Perhaps not strictly fluid mechanical in nature, but it’s a nice thermodynamics demonstration.