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Thursday, December 04, 2008


Index D-K

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Index A-C
Index L-Q
Index R-S 
Index T-Z

D

da Vinci, Leonardo, 7.31

Dam break, 2.182
Dambuster,
1.94, 1.94
Dance floor oscillations, 1.124

Danube, caddis flies, 6.126
Darker when wet, 6.52, 6.52
Dark side of the Moon, 6.43, 6.43
Dark-triangle illusion, 6.39

Darwin and twining plants, 1.206
Dashboard cooking,
4.97
Day I Vanished, 1.11
Dead water, 2.35, 2.35

Dead zones in concert halls, 3.61

Dead-cat bomb, 4.31
Death roll, alligator,
1.209

Decapitation, visual, 7.3, 7.3
Deep diving, 2.52, 2.54

Deep hole, rock dropping, 1.255
Deep sound channel, 3.20

Deep-fat frying, 2.96, 4.80

Demolition, building, 1.204
Depressurization, airplane, 2.158
Desert ant navigation, 6.128, 6.128, 7.38

Detached retina, 1.11
Devil's Postpile, 1.143
de Villiers, S., honey, yogurt, 2.159
Dewetting, 2.84

Diabolos, 1.108

Diamagnetic effects, 5.48

Diamonds, 6.94

Didgeridoos, 3.37

Die swell, 2.58
Diffraction of harbor waves, 2.165
Dimples, golf  ball, 2.15,
2.15
Dinosaurs,  
        blood pressure, 2.47
        collisions, 1.10
        tail flick, 3.59
        sounds, 3.9, 3.9
        stomach stones (gastroliths), 2.49
        swimming sauropods, 2.48
Discus flight, 2.126

Disk, rotating ice, 4.20
Diving,
1.97, 1.134, 2.52, 2.54

Dog, charged, 5.8
Dollar bill, balancing coion,
1.91
Dolphins
        bow-riding, 2.70, 2.70
        ring vortex, 2.40
Domains, magnetic, 5.49

Dominos, falling, 1.68, 1.68

Donkey, dangling, 1.239
Doppler shifts, 3.23, 3.24
Downforce, 2.1
Downhill skiing and jumping,
         crash,  2.7,      
         jumps before slope change,
1.163,
         speed,
 2.8
         ski jump, 2.7, 2.7
Drafting, 2.2

Drag racing, 1.11, 1.151, 1.151

Dripping, 2.121
Dropping rock in deep hole, 1.255
Drops on hot skillet, 4.6

Drops, floating, 2.74
Drums, sounds, 3.73

Ducks, nonwetting, 2.97
Dunes, sand, 2.111
Dunking birds, 4.62, 4.63

Dust Bowl electrostatics, 5.29
Dust explosion, 5.11, 5.11
Dust devils

        formation, 2.39, 2.39

        sparking, 5.29, 5.29

E

Eames, Ray and Charles, 6.163
Earthquake
    damage, 2.103
    liquefaction, 2.103
    lights, 5.20
    seisches,
2.67
    waves, 2.67, 2.67
Earth's magnetic field, 5.39, 5.51
Earthshine, 6.43, 6.43
East Campus Dorm,
4.94
Easter Island
statues, 1.62

Echoes, 3.64 - 3.66, 3.65, 3.66

Eclipse solar images, 6.103

Eclipse, sky colors during, 6.11

Edge tones, 3.3

Edge waves, 2.71

Egan, Tomth, Dust Bowl, 5.29
Eggs
        bottle trick, 2.176
        cooking, 4.44, 4.50
        flipping in tequila glass, 2.50
        in bottle, 4.99
        peeling, 2.176
        spinning,
1.107, 2.28

        standing, 1.138

Electron emission, 4.101
Electrical discharge, 5.30
Electric fish, 5.28

Electric guitars, 5.44

Electrocution, 5.22 - 5.24

Electroreceptors, platypus, 5.56
Electrostatic flying rings, 5.59
Electrostatics fire,
5.9, 5.9
Electron emission, 6.161
Electron waves, 1.208
Electroplaques, 5.28

Elephants, 2.53, 2.53
        calls, 3.10

Elevator cabs, 1.53, 1.54

Elves, 5.6

Empire State Building, crash, 1.54

Emulsions, 5.37

Endoscope, 6.87

Entropy and rubber bands, 4.94

Escalator torque, 1.257
Escape, submerged car, 2.189
Esophagoscopy, 6.87
Evanas, R. M. L., honey, yogurt, 2.159
Evaporating wine pattern, 2.193
Evaporation cooling, 4.61,
4.61
Explosion of airborne dust, 5.11, 5.11
Explosion shock waves,
3.54
Extinguisher ride,  1.168
Extreme waves, 2.64, 2.64

Eyes
       
colors, 6.122
       
glare, 6.117, 6.117
        reflections from, 7.17
Eye oscillations, 7.8,
7.8

F

Fake videos,
        catching a melon with your face, 2.169
        cell phones popping popcorn, 4.101
        free standing water, 2.181   
        liquid mountaineering, 2.169
        Nike football commercial, 1.78
Falkland Islands
battle, 1.136
Falling, 
        airplane, falls from, 1.49
        faster than g, 1.240
        cats, surviving long falls, 1.51
        LaMonthe dive into shallow water, 1.49
        Niagara Falls, going over, 1.195
        rock in very deep hole, 1.255
Fata Morgana, 6.30
Feathers
        nonwetting, 2.97
        optics, 6.115
Feline high-rise syndrome, 1.51, 1.51
Ferns, iridescent, 6.118
Ferris wheel, 1.19

Ferromagnetic materials, 5.51
Feynman, Richard, 1.220
Fillings, dental, 4.53, 5.27

Filling station fire, 5.9, 5.9
Fingernail cracking, 1.144

Fire walking, 4.8, 4.9

Fire, by sparking, 5.9, 5.11

Fireballs, sounds, 3.80

Fire devils, 4.82
Fireplaces, 4.77

Fires

        car, 5.9, 5.9
        cooking-oil, 4.80

        spraying, 4.79

Fire extinguisher ride, 1.168
Firestorms, 4.82

Fire, tunnel, 4.95
Fireworks illusion, 7.49, 7.49
Firnspiegel, 6.54

First date physics, 1.57, 1.75, 1.122, 1.124, 2.51, 2.90,
        4.78, 5.17, 
5.19, 6.98, 6.122, 7.15, 7.16, 7.50

Fish
        Anableps anableps, 7.19
        fishermean seeing a fish, 6.84, 6.126

        fish seeing fisherman, 6.85 
        lens, 7.19
Fishing, 1.135, 1.159

Fizzing of bubbles, 3.84
Flag fluttering, 2.117

Flames, candle, 4.78

Flash freezing, 4.16, 4.16
Flashovers

        electrical, 5.22

        fires, 4.79

Flatulence noise, 3.89, 3.93
Flea circus, 1.200
Flettner’s ship, 2.145

Flies, adhesion, 5.35

Flight 1549, 1.218
Floaters, visual, 7.5

Floating insect, 2.80

Floating, 2.43-2.45, 2.48

Flocking, bird, 2.166
Floor, physics to do on a, 7.50

Flowers, detection by bat, 3.25

Flower petals, color saturation, 6.120

Fluorescent brightener, 6.137

Fluorescent light colors, 6.125

Fluttering flags, 2.117

Fluttering fountains, 2.118

Fly in shock wave, 2.185
Fly ball, catching,
1.21

Flycasting, 1.135

Flying plastic rings, 5.59
Foam, lack of color, 6.130

Foehn, 4.87

Fog basking by beetles, 4.67

Fog, champagne and soda, 4.24
Fog devils, 2.39

Fog lights, 6.51

Foghorns, 3.21

Food crushing sounds, 3.51

Food wrap, electrical effects, 5.34

Football (American), 
         field goal kick, controversial, 1.77
         spin on long pass,
1.112
         wave, stadium,
1.129

Football (soccer),
         banana kick, curved flight, 2.142.14
         Clarke, Arthur C., referee story, 6.82
         goal, bounce back, controversial, 1.78
         header and brain damage, 1.241
         Roanaldinho fake video, 1.78
         throw-in, angle, 1.162
         throw-in, longest, 1.228
         wave, stadium, 1.129
Forest
fires

        row vortex, 2.138

        spreading, 4.81

Fosbury flop, 1.38

Fountains

        fluttering, 2.118

        pulsating, 2.119

Fracture, balloon, 1.212
Franklin, Benjamin, 
        glass harmonica, 
3.43
        kite myth, 5.2
        lightning rod, 5.7
        oil and waves, 2.732.73
        phosphene displays, 7.7
Freezing, flash, 4.16, 4.16
Free diving, 2.54

Freezing by the sky, 4.13

Freezing carbonated drinks, 4.24
Fresnel focusing by a ball, 6.151, 6.151

Frog, brain cooling by eyes, 4.61

Frogs

        magnetically levitating, 5.48
        transparent, 6.90
        tree-cavity sounds, 3.13

Frost circles, 4.96
Frost flowers, 6.129, 4.111

Frost heave, 4.27 – 4.29

Frostbite, 4.56

Frozen Florida, 4.98
Fruit, musical, 3.91
Frying, 2.96, 4.80

Fuel fire, 5.9, 5.9
Fuller, sword, 1.198
Fulgurites, 5.4

G

Gait, Groucho, 1.259
Galloping wires, 2.129, 3.2
Games, also see Sports and Toys
        bola,
1.30
        boomerang, 2.9
        card throwing, 2.10, 2.10
        domino toppling, 1.68, 1.68
        horseshoe pitching, 1.83
        hula hoop, 1.84
        lasso, 1.84
        reflection game, 6.156
        skateboard, 1.82
        sling,1.28
        snowball, 4.34
        soap bubble, 2.122
        stacking blocks, 1.661.66 
        surf skimmer, 2.130
        swing, 1.113
        tug-of-war, 1.173
Garden, physics in a,
        aphids and liquid marbles, 
2.94
        aspen tree brilliance, 6.121
        bat finding a flower, 3.25
        bees and pollination, electrostatics, 5.32
        catapulting mushroom spores, 2.99
        fish seen through water surface, 6.84
        flower petal color saturation, 6.120
        greenhouse warmth, 4.84
        growing stones in a garden, 4.29
        irridesent plant, 6.118
        lotus effect, 2.93
        oscillating plants, 1.132
        seeds that spin, 2.11
        structural colors, 6.115
        tree, water flow in, 2.136
        warm plants, 4.57
        water striders, 2.80
        watering plants in sunlight, 6.92
Garfield, President, bullet, 5.41

Garlits, Don, 1.11
Gas station fire, 5.9, 5.9
Gastroliths, 2.49

Gaugin, Paul, art, 7.54
Geckos

        adhesion, 5.35

        vision, 7.33

Gee-haw whimmy diddle, 1.161
Gegenschein, 6.149

Geomagnetically induced current (GIC), 5.47

Geysers, 2.163, 4.51

Ghost light, afterimage, 7.16

Giant’s Causeway, 1.143, 1.143

GIC (geomagnetic induced current), 5.47

Giraffe blood pressure, 2.47

Girls on the Pier, Munch painting, 6.61
Glare, printed page, 6.160
Glass frog, 6.90
Glass harmonica, 3.43

Glass patterns, visual illusions, 7.29

Glass, flow, 2.57

Glass, optics of textured, 6.87

Glaze ice, 4.19

Glitter, sunlight and moonlight, 6.37, 6.39, 6.140

g-LOC, 2.46

Glory, 6.46

Glug-glug, 2.120, 2.120
Glycerin, oil blob motion in, 2.143

Goldfinger, movie, 2.158
Golf ball skipping on water, 1.94
Golf ball sounds, 3.83
Golfing,
1.36, 1.36, 1.75, 2.15, 2.15

Google Earth, 2.165
Grain field waves, 1.132, 6.45

Granular, 2.125, 2.147

Graveyard lights, 6.83

Gravitational slingshot effect, 1.191

Gravity hill, 1.140

Gray network in vision, 7.4

Grease calming waves, 2.73
Green flash, 6.24

Green glass, colors, 6.132

Greenhouse, warmth, 4.84

Gridlock, traffic, 1.2

Groucho walking, running, 1.259
Ground current, 5.2,
5.3

Ground effect, 2.1

Guitar strings, 3.33

Guinness stout, 2.76
Guitar, electric, 5.44, 5.45

Gun sights, 6.161
Gurney fire, 5.16, 5.16

Gurney flap, 2.1
Gushing of soda, beer, champagne, 2.76
Gyroscopes,
      suitcase, 
1.105
      vehicle, one-wheel, 1.219
Gyrinid beetles colors, 6.115

H

Haboobs, sparking, 5.29
Haidinger’s brush, 7.39

Hair
      shadows of, 7.57
      wet, 2.95
Halloween physics, 6.157
Halos

        around lights, 7.6

        atmospheric, 6.34, 6.35

Hammer throw, 1.162

Hammer use, 1.170

Hang time, basketball, 1.35

Hanging a bottle on a wall, 1.221
Hanging bottle caps on your face, 1.57
Hanging spoons, 1.57
Harbor diffraction, 2.165
Harbor paradox, 2.67

Harmonic kiss, 3.4
Haze colors, 6.16

Headbanging, 1.11
Head-on collision, 1.12
Head without a body, 6.62

Hearing aircraft, 3.17, 3.54, 3.85
Hearing loss, noise-induced, 3.30

Hearing underwater, 3.26

Heat islands, 4.85

Heat pipes, 4.64

Heiligenschein, 6.44

Helicopter repair work, 5.22
Helmholtz resonance, 3.41
Hendrix, Jimi, 5.44, 5.45

Hercules beetles, colors, 6.115

Hermit crab vision, 7.42

Herring, optics, 6.115

High jump, 1.38

High-rise syndrome, 1.51, 1.51
High-voltage lines, 5.22, 5.22

Hindenburg fire, 5.15

Hitch, rope, 1.59

Hitchcock, Alfred, 2.166
Hole, airplane window, 2.158
Hole, dropping rock, 1.255
Hole in hand, 7.55
Honeybees, navigation, 7.38
Honey pattern, 2.159
Horizon distance, 6.18

Hornet death by bees, 4.3

Horseshoe throwing, 1.83

Hospital fire, 5.16, 5.16
Hot-chocolate effect, 3.40

Hot water freezing, 4.12, 4.12
Houdini, Harry,  1.46
Hourglass flows, 2.107

House-hopping, 2.56

Howling of wind, 3.1

HRS, 1.39

Huddling by animals, 4.4, 4.4

Hudson River, landing on, 1.218
Hula-hoops, 1.84

Human cannonball, 1.32

Human dominos, 1.68
Humming, stroboscopic effect, 7.8

Hurricane damage, 2.156
Hydraulic jumps, 2.29, 2.163

Hydraulic oscillator, 2.142

Hydroplaning, 1.8

I

I am half sick of shadows, art, 6.75
Iceberg ship, 2.160
Ice blinks, 6.20, 6.20

Ice crack, sine wave, 4.20

Ice cream, making homemade, 4.41

Ice cubes

        figures within, 4.22

        formation, 4.20, 4.21

Ice dams, 4.18

Ice disks in rivers, 4.20

Ice formation, 4.10, 4.11, 4.11

Iceland volcano, 5.30
Ice polygons in Arctic, 4.28

Ice-skating, 4.34

Ice spikes, 4.20, 4.20

Ice

        brightness, 6.56

        camera lens, 6.93

        cars sliding on, 1.202
        colors, 6.53, 6.57

        disk, rotating, 4.20
        sounds of, 3.70

Iceberg, green, 6.53

Icehouses, 4.90

Icicles, 4.17 - 4.19, 4.17

Igloos, 4.36

IHTFP, 6.23
Illusion,
7.3, 7.3, 7.8, 7.8, 7.13, 7.137.15, 7.15, 7.49, 7.49
        stairway, impossible, 1.258
Impressionism, 7.10

Implosion demolition, 1.204
iPod and lightning, 5.2
Incense swing,
1.114, 1.114
Indiana Jones, 1.208
Infinite corridor, 6.23
Infrared vision, snakes, 4.1, 4.1
Infrasound, 3.10, 3.56, 3.74

Insect eyes, protuberances on, 6.117, 6.117

Insect plumes, 4.93

Insects on water, 2.80, 6.89
Internal waves, 2.35

Inverted glass, 2.120, 2.120

Inverted pendulums, 1.116

Invisible man, 6.90

Invisibility in water, 6.89, 6.89
Iridescent colors, biological, 6.115

Iridescent plants, 6.118
Italian Job, movie,
1.216

J

Jack O'Lanterns, optics, 6.157
Jay, Ricky, 2.10
Javelin flight, 2.127

Joints, geological, 1.143
Jordon, Michael, 1.33
Judas Priest, 1.11
Judo, 1.55, 1.111, 1.204

Juggling, 1.25

Julius Caesar, 2.165
Jumping beans, 1.39

K

Kaleidoscopes, 6.65

Karate, 1.45, 1.45

Katrina, hurricane, 2.156
Kayak roll, 1.89

Kaye effect (leaping liquid streams), 2.60, 2.60
Kelvar body armor, 1.130, 1.130
Kennedy, President John F.,
1.146, 1.146

Ketchup,
       cartesian diver, 2.172 
       non-newtonian fluid, 2.58 
Kiln, and Earth's magnetic field, 5.39
King crab Limulus vision, 7.42

Kites, 2.6

Knitting needles, 5.55
Knots, 
1.59, 1.223

Knight Rider stunt, 1.226
Knuckle cracking, 3.48

Korotkoff sounds, 3.49

Krakatoa volcanic eruption

        sky colors, 6.8, 6.9

        sound spread, 3.74

Kursk submarine, 1.126

Index A-C
Index L-Q
Index R-S 
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