Zero G Fluid Dynamics + a 500 kV electrical arc

April 25th, 2009

Two cool clips to compete with the Fluid Sculpture.

Shows how water behaves in zero gravity. (Recorded on the International Space Station) As is apparent, surface tension is still going strong even without gravity. The first two experiments investigate how the sphere (!) of water behaves when subjected to air. In experiment 1 by blowing a puff of air onto the sphere. In experiment 2 by injecting a bubble of air into the sphere. Experiment 3 investigates what happens if you dissolve an Alka-Seltzer in the sphere.
Fluid dynamics in zero G rocks. Yep, those are some Massive Dynamics indeed.
My only little complaint is that they didn’t use a high FPS camera, like this one.

Not much to say except that that’s a huge arc!

3 Responses to “Zero G Fluid Dynamics + a 500 kV electrical arc”

  1. velo says:

    1. Badass.

    2. Even more badass.

  2. electrical circuit test says:

    whoa, is that 2nd video for reals?

  3. nitro2k01 says:

    Yeah of course. I would’ve thought someone who has a page called “electrical circuit test” would know what an arc looks like. :p

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