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December 14, 2007

Incredible Water & Fire

in the slo-mo vids of ordinary things category, this one offers a nice montage of, you guessed it, fire and water ::

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I love the science oriented stuff you post. Is there a LOA science team? Can I join?

Posted by: Brian at December 14, 2007 1:03 PM

Oh my! My amygdala loved not having to slow down those images to store as memories for itself!


Posted by: Jeano at December 14, 2007 8:27 PM

Wow! I love how the water holds the shape of the balloon for a moment. I wish my brain had a slow-mo mode for things like this .... and a fast forward for unpleasant situations :)

Posted by: Gen at December 15, 2007 11:31 AM

ze (&brian)
I think that's an excellent idea. some of the cooliest things I've seen in the posts are the science-related posts (one of which I sent-- chest-puff, chest-puff!)
Science can be funny, weird, disturbing, and enlightening-- the best ones are all of the above at one time. As an artist whose first love was science, I can assure you that the mental kick from an esthetic epiphany is akin to the one from a scientific insight.
Pretty much, I think it's a kid's primal joyfulness at seeing stuff blow up, explode, make a cool firework show, etc. The predictable world is suddenly magic! Finding out that this magic is also predictable, and that it leads to further wonders, some only by a "prepared" mind.
This is probably too long for a comment. But Brian, Ze, I think you know what I'm talkin' bout. Should there be a Science Team, or is it superfluous?
Would this confine the science stuff into a ghetto? And what about really stupid science, non-science, fake science, and science by real assholes?
All the same, I think it might be a good idea. I don't like the idea of cordoning it off into a "serious" section, but I think the recent posts prove that you can be "serious" and silly at the same time- (re: swell post about Global Warming with narrator wearing Viking helmet and using Pascal's wager arg.)
Whether or not this leads anywhere, it's a good thing to think about.
regards, etc.

Posted by: stan at December 15, 2007 3:08 PM

Hey along the same lines as the water balloon.. if you filled a water balloon with Newtonian fluid (water and Corn Starch lets say).. and then popped the balloon.. would the ball of Newtonian fluid bounce when it landed ?

Posted by: RooBoy at December 16, 2007 8:25 PM

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