Monday, March 18, 2013

Fun With Science

Sometimes Monday mornings are hard to get started on blogging since it’s after a weekend and there’s not a lot of stuff to poke fun at.  But here’s a fascinating bit of photography and Mr. Wizard science that is sure to mesmerize you for a little bit via Summer Ash at The Maddow Blog:

The amazing phenomenon captured above is not actually visible to your naked eye, only to the camera. Running at 24 frames per second, as opposed to the ~12 frames per second rate of our eyes, the camera can register the vibrational signature of the sound coming out of the speaker as it affects the nozzle of the hose. You can see this in slow motion at around 1:07. To try this experiment yourself, check out the instructions by the filmmaker on YouTube. And for a cool discussion on what your eye can and can’t detect, read this.

Just too cool.

2 barks and woofs on “Fun With Science

  1. Jerry Coyne, over at whyevolutionistrue.com, posted this. There are some interesting explanations by his commenters. It’s physics, so that’s beyond my pay grade! Very cool to watch though.

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