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Photography of Liquid Droplet Collisions

(YouTube link) Collisions of liquid droplets create fluid sculptures that can be appreciated only when the action is captured by high-speed photography.  This video demonstrates how those photographs are created.  After the first droplet impacts the milk, it generates a Worthington jet, which in turn is impacted by a second droplet. Link.  Previously on Neatorama: Markus Reugels’s [...]

Mushroom-Shaped Silicon Nanowires May Just Be The Next Transistors

Image: IBM Take a look at the image above and tell us what do you see. A field of mushrooms? A series of tubes a la Super Mario Bros.? Actually they’re a crop of silicon nanowires, grown by IBM researcher Frances Ross. The gray columns are the wires and the black blob are liquid droplets that [...]