World's fastest camera relies on new type of imaging, takes 6 million frames per second
Ultrafast, light-sensitive video cameras are needed for observing high-speed events such as shockwaves, communication between living cells, neural activity, laser surgery and elements of blood analysis. To catch such elusive ...
Scientists discover new water waves
Scanner scans a 200 page book in one minute (w/ Video)
New high-speed camera system reveals what snow looks like in midair
University of Utah researchers developed a high-speed camera system that spent the past two winters photographing snowflakes in 3-D as they fell – and they don't look much like those perfect-but-rare snowflakes ...
Stealth behavior allows cockroaches to seemingly vanish (w/ Video)
New cockroach behavior discovered by University of California, Berkeley, biologists secures the insect's reputation as one of nature's top escape artists, able to skitter away and disappear from sight before ...
Bees show off the perfect landing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Honey bees undergo a sudden transition from speeding aircraft to hovering helicopter as they perform the delicate art of landing on a flower.
Study finds bumblebees able to fly as high as Mount Everest
High speed camera study shows why boiling drops take off
The Physics Of A Bump In A Rug
Scientists often have to make sacrifices for their work. Physicist Dominic Vella chopped his bathroom rug into strips, and L. Mahadevan's coauthor ran off with his bookshelf. With these sacrifices, these two ...
Field study shows how sailfish use their bill to catch fish
Mosses use 'mushroom clouds' to spread spores (w/ Video)
High-speed camera captures dancing droplets for scientific 'photo album,' study (w/ Video)
The splash from rain hitting a windowpane or printer ink hitting paper all comes down to tiny droplets hitting a surface, and what each of those droplets does. Cornell University researchers have produced ...
Big sperm don't always win the race
When females mate with more than one male, each one's sperm has to compete to get to her eggs. Until now, researchers had thought the fastest sperm would dominate.
Aquatic carnivorous plants with ultra-fast traps studied
How do Utricularia, aquatic carnivorous plants commonly found in marshes, manage to capture their preys in less than a millisecond? A team of French physicists from the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique ...