The water is reversible, but time is not...
August 8, 2006 7:57 AM Subscribe
"The trick to education is to teach people in such a way that they don't realize they're learning until it's too late."
Fluorescein-dyed water appears suspended in midair, only to "flow" upwards moments later. The careful dance of a splashing drop is frozen and taken for granted, painstakingly analyzed in a brilliant defiance of how water should behave. Such is the wonder of what modder Nate True calls his Time Fountain
(YouTube embedded & worth it)—a well-documented, DIY version of classic science center favorite, the Water Piddler
. MIT's own Strobe Alley
is lined with photos created using the same technology, pioneered by Harold Eugene Edgerton
, a professor whose work you're almost certainly familiar with
. Naturally, some beautiful pieces have followed under the same ideal, courtesy Martin Waugh
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