March 31, 2004 8:59 PM   Subscribe

Vortical interfaces between immiscible fluids - a slow-motion video of various vortexes of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, set to Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun, with explanatory captions. Pleasing to the eyes.
posted by Jimbob (9 comments total)
I should point out that the linked page has some serious HTML deficiencies, but I can't hold that against physicists. Direct link to Quicktime video here.
posted by Jimbob at 9:07 PM on March 31, 2004

OK, granted, I'm drunk, but that was fucking awesome. Also: um, what's the difference between Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids?
posted by gwint at 9:45 PM on March 31, 2004

Great performance by the oil treatment.
posted by anathema at 10:02 PM on March 31, 2004

Non-newtonian fluids contain less apple juice. Also, shear stress in non-newtonian fluids isn't just a function of velocity difference.
posted by fvw at 10:03 PM on March 31, 2004

Newtonian fluids shear linearly - that is, the more you try to move something through them, the more the fuid resists. Non-Newtonian fluids are things like ketchup, mayo, and silly putty - under some force conditions, they flow, while in other conditions, they behave like (soft) solids.
posted by notsnot at 10:07 PM on March 31, 2004

Best link all day. Thanks!
posted by fraying at 11:19 PM on March 31, 2004

It seems that thixotropic and rheopectic are actually useful words to know.
I learned them at a previous job, but it's surprising how often they come up in conversation.
posted by milovoo at 11:07 AM on April 1, 2004

Informative and fun to watch. Thanks very much for this link.
posted by jkilg at 6:30 PM on April 1, 2004

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