Improbable Research From the folks who award the Ig Nobel Prizes, comes this exciting research find 🙂 Walking with coffee: when and why coffee spills
I nearly spilled my coffee, laughing! See you all in Baltimore at the American Physical Society Meeting on Monday, because you’re not going to want to miss this. Also add to your itinerary: Abstract: H15.00008 : “Oenodynamic”: hydrodynamic of wine swirling.
one of my fave journals. Their scientists with beautiful hair updates are just one of their many gems
Yes! Their luxurious hair club for scientists! Should’ve joined when I was younger and had (much) more of the stuff 🙂
I wish there was a “curmudgeons of science”. I would be eligible.
Bob Calder , that club would be oversubscribed! Note that curmudgeon (CURM1) genes have been shown to be induced earlier for scientists compared to the general grandperson population.
Rajini Rao That explains my eyebrows.
Lucas Frib , if you want an excuse to drink a glass of wine instead, consider swirling your glass in an experiment of fluid motion: “Although being used in a large variety of other applications (e.g. cell cultures in orbital shaken bioreactors) this motion is not yet well understood.” You may need several scientific experiments to investigate “the shape of the free surface and the mixing” in order to identify “a group of dimensionless parameters governing the flow.” Cheers!
As a follow-up: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/11/the-physics-of-wine-swirling.html?ref=em&elq=139aa3f9738b4a15876d7a47ab541132
“Scientists and enthusiasts alike have long known that the swirling motion mixes oxygen into a red, enhancing its flavor.” My only caveat to this ground breaking science was their use of “cheap merlot”. Surely, we would have spared no expense, JP?
Absolutely not, the “cheap merlot” is for the spray bottles…. only the best for actual experiments (and consumption) ;]