April142014
chroniclesofachemist:

thenewenlightenmentage:

What Does Sound Look Like?When light passes between areas of different air density, it bends. You’ve probably noticed the way distant pavement seems to shimmer on a hot day, or the way stars appear to twinkle. You’re seeing light that has been distorted as it passes through varying air densities, which are in turn created by varying temperatures and pressures.
In the mid-19th century, German physicist August Toepler invented a photography technique called Schlieren Flow Visualization to visually capture these changes in density. The setup is a bit hard to explain in words (watch the video above for a full explanation) but it allows scientists and engineers to see things that are normally invisible: the rising heat from a candle, the turbulence around an airplane wing, the plume of a sneeze.
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but in 3-dimensions, so in every possible direction at the same time.

chroniclesofachemist:

thenewenlightenmentage:

What Does Sound Look Like?

When light passes between areas of different air density, it bends. You’ve probably noticed the way distant pavement seems to shimmer on a hot day, or the way stars appear to twinkle. You’re seeing light that has been distorted as it passes through varying air densities, which are in turn created by varying temperatures and pressures.

In the mid-19th century, German physicist August Toepler invented a photography technique called Schlieren Flow Visualization to visually capture these changes in density. The setup is a bit hard to explain in words (watch the video above for a full explanation) but it allows scientists and engineers to see things that are normally invisible: the rising heat from a candle, the turbulence around an airplane wing, the plume of a sneeze.

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but in 3-dimensions, so in every possible direction at the same time.

April112014

catherine-grace:

This fall I will be starting my master’s in Water Science and Policy at the University of Delaware. In July I will start my research with the NEWRnet project in the Fair Hill watershed in a Maryland state park. I’m super excited!

Something personal about me. Not specifically chemistry but related to future chemistry-related research ;)

April102014
April92014
acidogenica:


Bet you have seen these already

Not this one D:

acidogenica:

Bet you have seen these already

Not this one D:

April82014
April72014

Anonymous asked: Why do chemists like nitrates so much? They're cheaper than day rates

stardustkr7:

April62014

spoonyspoonicus:

Someone once asked me if I was Bi. I told them it was none of their bismuth.

(Source: doctor-shagging-rose-tyler)

April52014

My chemistry club took a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass today! We even got to design a sandblasted cup and help glass blow ornaments. Then we saw some chemistry related glass ;)

12PM

bostonvevo:

drop the baSE CRANK IT UP TO 14

r eblog pun base pH 

April42014
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