Death and Fairytales

Things what I find interesting, eye-catching, or worth thinking about. Also, lots of Benedict Cumberbatch. Because he's all of the above.

Argh!

I keep forgetting that tags don’t automatically get reblogged any more. Sorry, folks.

skunkbear:

A couple months ago I shared some GIFs of invisible things, and I finally got around to putting them together in this video:

When light travels through areas of different air density, it bends. You’ve probably noticed the way distant pavement seems to shimmer on a hot day, or the way stars appear to twinkle. You’re seeing light that has been distorted as it passes through varying air densities, which are in turn created by varying temperatures and pressures.

Schlieren Flow Visualization can be used to visually capture these changes in density: the rising heat from a candle, the turbulence around an airplane wing, the plume of a sneeze … even sound.  Special thanks to Mike Hargather, a professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico Tech, who kindly provided a lot of these videos.

My inner nerd is a-quiver.

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thecraftychemist:

Copper dendrites form during electro-deposition

The distance between the Cu electrodes was about cm and voltage was 2.4 V, but you can do this experiment with 5-10 cm distance which can be already filmed with an ordinary camera. Of course you would need higher voltage, probably 10-20 V DC. You can experiment with CuCl2 solution concentration to get wider structures. Any microscope is suitable with magnification range from 1x to 5x. You can even use a DSLR with a macro lens.

GIF video source

thecraftychemist:

Copper dendrites form during electro-deposition

The distance between the Cu electrodes was about cm and voltage was 2.4 V, but you can do this experiment with 5-10 cm distance which can be already filmed with an ordinary camera. Of course you would need higher voltage, probably 10-20 V DC. You can experiment with CuCl2 solution concentration to get wider structures. Any microscope is suitable with magnification range from 1x to 5x. You can even use a DSLR with a macro lens.

GIF video source

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splix71:

liljalock:

Hehe I made a Johnlock stool thingy

What else to do on a Wednesday evening

to far this time way to far 

That is frickin brilliant.

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