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Tag archives: fluids

The biophysics of Godzilla, skipping stones, Schrödinger in the morning and more

 

By Hamish Johnston

I’m a bit of a connoisseur of the art of stone skipping. That’s because I grew up a stone’s throw from the western end of Lake Ontario, which thanks to its shale shoreline has the best skipping stones in the world. As a result, I was fascinated to read a piece on the Figure One blog about entitled “Frisbee meets fluid: Skipping stones takes spin and skill”.

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Honey at the asymptotic limit

By Hamish Johnston

What’s the buzz in physics this week? Forget dark matter, it’s honey – or rather the strange properties of this tasty fluid.

If you have a sweet tooth (or an interest in the Rayleigh–Plateau instability) check out this paper in Physical Review Letters.

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