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June 3, 2010 5:31 AM   Subscribe

Among 3quarksdaily's 80 nominees for the second annual 3QD prize in science is an excellent entry on the science of viscous laminar flows with a hard-to-swallow video: Why does the blob rewind? (Last year's science prize post.)
posted by jjray (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
They should have reshot the video with a Designated Person Who Can Count To 5.
posted by DU at 5:58 AM on June 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


3QD is the single site on the Internet that I get more pleasure from reading.

In other words, I flapjax those guys.
posted by rokusan at 7:04 AM on June 3, 2010


...the most, obviously
posted by rokusan at 7:05 AM on June 3, 2010


Duh. Fly around the world in the opposite direction and go back in time. Scientists should spend a little less time in the lab and a little more in the movie theatre.
posted by digsrus at 7:10 AM on June 3, 2010


A movie strip when rewound, wounds back in time, the events it evolved forward in time.

What?! I simply cannot parse this.

Cool video, though.
posted by echo target at 8:30 AM on June 3, 2010


It's a syntax problem not a bug in your parser. Fucking words, how do they work?
posted by Babblesort at 8:49 AM on June 3, 2010


Yeah, that sentence was a nightmare.

I wonder if this has applications on a larger scale, with oil spills, for example.
posted by doublehappy at 8:49 PM on June 3, 2010


Richard Dawkins has picked the three winners
posted by homunculus at 1:38 PM on June 21, 2010


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