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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2013 21:23      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Per b3ta:
What happens when you wring out a flannel in
zero gravity? Fascinating but it's also clear
whilst floating about would be cool for
a bit, that gravity is bloody useful - things
not staying where they are put would get old
very quickly.
http://boingboing.net/2013/04/18/what-happens-when-you-wring-ou.html

Very cool - I also like the somewhat understated nature of the video...it almost looks 'normal' save for the floating microphone until the science happens. (i.e. There's no cliched floating while talking bits.)

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted April 20, 2013 06:57      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Good find Dman!

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted April 21, 2013 23:15      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Tx, MoMan.

Mind you, it's not a heck of a find when you take into consideration the fact that apparently Snaggy posted it to the JoT blog hours before my post. I just discovered that whilst couch-surfing on my iPad. D'oh!

Sorry Snaggy - I should probably put the JoT blog's RSS into Newsblur. (I have the comic feed there and otherwise just visit the forums directly.)

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted April 22, 2013 06:36      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well Dman, water and gravity are fun to study. Before good cheap video cameras, it took many observers to watch water falling in transparent pipe. Hint the water at the bottom is moving much faster than the water at the entrance (top).

A falling stream will break into droplets.

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Icon 1 posted April 23, 2013 20:19      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Finally got around to watching this. Totally awesome - not what I expected, but makes a lot more sense than my original assumptions.

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