Beautiful fluid mechanics dance.

Beautiful fluid mechanics dance.

A beautiful performance in which a dancer is tracked by a camera/software and influences virtual fluids projected behind her. Very original, one of a kind I’d say.  From Hope Goldman’s recent MFA performance at Urbana-Champaign. We’re working on...

Approaching the elegance of an insect.

Approaching the elegance of an insect.

The NY Times published an article on insect aerodynamics last week (and also a beautiful photo series featuring recent science photos). I’ve been immersed in micro-hydraulics for a few weeks now. Our Emriver models work in this realm of centimeter-deep flows and...

Beautiful fluid mechanics dance.

Fluid mechanics time lapse video.

Morningstar Mill Timelapse from Matthew Wartman on Vimeo. Really swamped with grantwriting, designing new things for our Em4, and relentless grind of running a business in a bad economy lately, so not much blogging. Here’s a nice time lapse movie with some...

Beautiful fluid mechanics dance.

Maple seed vortex visualization.

We’re in the throes of NSF grant writing again, and I’m way behind on blogging, which is frustrating, because we have lots of cool things going on at LRRD. Vimeo hosts this interesting visualization of a maple tree’s single wing...

A wonderful book on water lifting devices.

A wonderful book on water lifting devices.

Water Lifting Devices, by P.L. Fraenkel and Jeremy Thake. My wife Kate loves libraries, and on one of our recent trips to the newly remodeled Morris Library at SIUC, I happened to spot this book. I’ve done innumerable internet searches on pumps and related...