Some especially beautiful fluid mechanics.

Some especially beautiful fluid mechanics.

Last week I ran across a video of dolphins creating “bubble rings.” It’s both beautiful and fascinating on many levels, not the least of which is the behavior and intelligence of these animals. It appears they create a vortex ring and inject air into...

Emriver Em2 video completed.

Emriver Em2 video completed.

Over the weekend I finished a three-minute video overview of our Emriver Em2. I spent a lot of time on this; we built special lights and rearranged the workshop to shoot it. I’ve never actually shot a serious movie like this with two-camera shots, a script, and...

Emriver Em2 video shoot success.

Emriver Em2 video shoot success.

We’ve realized for a while now that we needed a short video showing the components of the Emriver Em2 model and how they go together. Even people who see the model in use have trouble believing how easy it is to store and transport–that part of the design...

Nice use of fluid mechanics in art.

Nice use of fluid mechanics in art.

irregular flow from 4khz on Vimeo. A nice short music video using fluid mechanics. Can you tell what’s going on? In general I find that when artists use phenomenon like this, the results are not impressive–they tend to be gimmicky and often, particularly...

Fluid mechanics visualization links.

Fluid mechanics visualization links.

Today, some video links. You’d think the world would be full of fluid mechanics videos. There are so many beautiful, fascinating phenomena to record. But it’s not so easy to capture them. And even harder to get somebody to pay you to do it. And rare that a...