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Flying circus of physics

Index R - S

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


 

Index R-S

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R

Rabbit hole, Alice in, 1.141
Race cars, 1.15, 1.151, 2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 5.9

Racquetball, 1.77

Radiation and visual sensations, 7.46, 5.17

Radioactive gun sights, 6.161
Radiometer toys, 4.91

Railroad, 1.13, 1.72, 1.182, 2.3

Railroad tanker collapse, 4.54
Rain harvesting, lizard, 2.82

Rain runoff system, 2.163
Rain, walk or run, 1.1, 1.1

Rainbow pouring, 2.187
Rainbows, 6.1-6.3, 6.2

Raisin in champagne, 2.177
Raki, 6.113

Random-dot patterns, 7.29, 7.30

Rattenberg, Austria, mirrors, 6.82
Rattleback toy, 1.109, 1.109

Rattlesnake, detection by, 4.1, 4.1

Razorbacks, Martian and kitchen, 5.53
Razor blade reflections, 6.69

Razor blades, floating, 2.85, 6.99

Reading in the dark, 7.15, 7.15

Rear-end collision, 1.11
Rear-view mirrors, 6.73

Recoil, rifled and gun, 1.168
Red Bull pub trick, 2.120
Red-eye effect in photographs, 7.17

Reflection
        in art, 
6.75
        loops, 6.40
        mirror maze, 6.66, 6.66
        mirror prank, 6.60
        mirror in sunlight, Arthur C. Clarke story, 6.82
        mirror, wooden,
6.165
        ocean wave reflections, 6.150
        retroreflectors
               acoustical, 3.25, 3.64
               optical, 6.70, 6.71
        reversal of image, 6.60
        sound mirrors,
              bats,
3.24
              World War I, airplane detection, 3.85
        tones, 3.17
        vehicle mirror blind spots, 6.74, 6.74
Refraction
        airplane shock front, 6.100,
6.100
        bath tub physics, 6.85
        coin trick, 6.84
        moonbows, 6.2
        rainbows, 6.1, 6.1
        urban mirage, 6.28, 6.28
        water walking trick, 6.89
Relativistic length contraction, 6.162
Renaissance art, 6.76

Respiratory sounds, 3.32

Retroreflectors

        acoustical, 3.25, 3.64

        optical, 6.70, 6.71

Reynolds ridge, 2.148

Rhino-optical effect, 7.21

Ribboning, liquid, 2.62

Rice Krispies, 3.53
Rice, lifting with a rod, 2.125, 2.125
Richards, Frank "Cannonball," 1.46
Rime ice, 4.19

Ring hitch, 1.223
Ring vortex, 2.40, 2.40

Rings in mirrors, colored, 6.110

Rings of light, 6.40

Ripples, icicle, 4.17
Ripples in sky, 6.146

River erosion, 1.194

River meander, 2.26, 2.26

Road
      bumps, 1.185, 1.185
      corrugation, 1.185, 1.185
      music, 3.86
Roadway, 1.185

Roaring, 3.8, 3.10

Robots, wall-climbing, 5.54
Rochester Institute of Technology stairway illusion, 1.258
Rock art, echoes near, 3.66, 3.66

Rock climbing, 1.60, 1.61, 1.60, 1.243

Rockets,
       fire extinguisher (fake video), 1.168
       matchstick, 1.168
       sled, 1.11
       shock wave, 3.54
       Stapp, John, 1.11
Rockfalls, 2.116, 3.58

Rod-climbing fluids, 2.61

Rodgers and Hart, songwriters, 6.50
Rod stacking, circus, 1.238
Rogue waves, 2.64, 2.64

Roller coasters, 1.19, 1.19
Roller derby, 1.231
Rolling wheel image, 1.247
Rossini, G., overture, 3.86
Rotor, amusement park, 1.19

Rotor, notched stick, 1.161
Rotating snakes illusion, 7.13
Rover, Martian tumbleweed, 2.186
Rower, Holton, poured art, 2.188
Rubber band sounds, 3.33

Rubber bands, heating and cooling, 4.86, 4.94

Rude noises, 3.90
Rugby, 1.24
Running, Groucho, 1.259
Running or walking on water,
           Criss Angel magic act, 6.89
           liquid mountaineering (fake video), 2.169 
           lizards, 2.42, 2.58, 2.169
           water and corn starch slurry, 2.58
           water striders, 2.80, 2.85, 2.169

Runouts, landslide, 2.115
Russian style leverage, 1.261

S

Sailboat, 2.161
Saint-Sulpice church, meridian line, optics, 6.23
Salt fingers, 2.135

Salt fountains, 2.135

Salt oscillators, 2.134

Saltation, 2.110

Salting in ice cream making, 4.41

Salting sidewalks and roads, 4.40

Sambuca, 6.113

Sand

        booming and squeaking, 3.69, 3.69

        cohesion, 2.86

        dunes, 2.111

        ripples, 2.110

        sparking, 5.29
Sand-bar reflections, 2.132

Sandcastles, 2.86

Sandpiles, 2.106, 2.140, 2.140

        pressure under, 2.140

Sandwich bag inflation, 2.174
Sapphire, star, 6.97

Satellite mirror, 6.82
Satellites, 1.137, 1.187, 1.188

Sauce béarnaise, 5.37

Sauropod dinosaur, 2.48

Sausage-shadow effect, 6.99

Scanning, audience, 6.164
Scanning electron microscope, 1.208
Scarabeid beetles, colors, 6.115

Scarps, beach, 2.86

Scattering, optical 
      beetle colors, 6.95
      blue Moon, 6.50
      Christmas light, 6.17
      earthshine, 6.43
      ice blink, 6.20
      rays of Buddha, 6.15
      red dawn, Australian, 6.5
      transparent frogs, 6.90
      windshield light streaks, 6.106
Scorpion, sand, 1.127
, 1.127
Scratches, optics, 6.105

Screen, optics, 6.104

Sculpture, acoustic, 3.86
Searchlight beams, 6.3, 6.22, 6.80

Secondary flow, 2.25, 2.26

Seed, spining, 2.11

Seiches, 2.67, 2.67

Self-cleaning effect, 2.93

Self-organizing pattern, 2.159
SEM, 1.208
Sempere, Eusebio, sculpture, 3.86
Seurat, Georges, 7.11
Shadow
        acoustic, 3.19
        bands, atmospheric, 6.33
        caustics, 6.99
        diffraction, 6.151, 6.151
        bright borders, 6.99
        colors of, 7.40
        hiding, 7.56
        Mach bands, 7.25
        mountain shadows, 6.36
        of hairs, 7.57
        on snow, 6.42
        on water, 6.41
        pinspeck camera, 6.102
        Poisson spot, 6.151, 6.151
        sausage shadow effect, 6.99
Shafts across sky, 6.15

Shaking soda or beer, 2.76
Shampoo stream bounce, 2.60, 2.60

Shandy, 2.76

Shape of sky, 7.2

Shaver clippings in water, 2.150

Shaving, 1.193

Shear-thickening fluids, 2.58

Shear-thinning fluids, 2.58

Sheep, big-horn, 1.10, 1.61

Shimmy, optical, 6.32

Ship
        bergship (iceberg aircraft carrier), 2.160
        collision, 1.263
        Flettner's ship, 2.145
        sailboats, 2.161
        wakes, 2.68
Shock front, optics, 6.100, 6.100,  6.101

Shock waves

        acoustic, 1.87, 3.54- 3.60, 3.54
        traffic, 1.3

Shooting your own airplane, 2.155

Shorebirds, prey harvesting, 2.83

Shotgun, rainbows, 6.1
Shot put, 1.162, 1.162

Shower curtains, 2.21

Shower singing, 3.67

Shower-door optics, 6.88

Shrimp sounds, 1.40, 3.50, 3.50

Shrimpoluminescence, 3.50

Side flash, lightning, 5.2

Sidewalk cooking, 4.97
Side-view mirrors, 6.74

Siege machines, 1.31

Signac, Paul, 7.25

Silos

        flows, 2.107

        honking and quaking, 2.107, 3.38

Simoson, A. J., 1.141
Singing, 3.4, 3.6, 3.67
Singing, shattering glass, 3.44, 3.44
Sink, colors in kitchen, 6.125
Sinkholes, 4.96
Siphon, 2.41
        chain, 2.41
Skateboard, 1.82

Skater, ice, 1.95
Skid marks, vehicle, 1.8, 1.9
Skiing 
      accident, 2.7
      avalanche balloon, 2.109
      friction, 4.33
      glasses, 6.56
      glowing due to charging, 5.14
      jumping, 1.163, 2.7, 2.7
      racing, 2.7, 2.7, 2.8
      speed, 2.8
      turns, 1.101
Skin color change with cold air, 6.123

Skin softness, optics, 6.133

Skipping rock, 1.94, 1.94

Skunk cabbage heat production, 4.57

Sky

        brightness, 6.4

        colors, 6.5, 6.5, 6.8, 6.12 - 6.14, 6.19

        polarization, 6.127, 6.128, 7.38

        shape, 7.2

Sky-ice, 6.20
Skywalk collapse, 1.47

Slam freezing, 4.24
Slings, 1.28

Slingshot, 4.94

Slinky, 1.65, 1.65, 1.249
Sloshes, 2.67
Smith, Rick, Jr., card throwing, 2.10
Smoke front, tunnel fire 4.95
Smoke
       rings, 2.40
       signals, 4.76

Snake blood pressure, 2.47

Snake,
       gliding, 2.12
       infrared detection by, 4.1
       
slithering, 1.233
       wall climbing by, 1.243
Snap, crackle, and pop of cereal, 3.53, 3.53

Snapping shrimp sounds, 3.50, 3.50

Sneezing, sound, 3.60

Snoring, 3.7

Snorkeling, 2.53, 2.53

Snow

        avalanches, 2.114, 4.38

        brightness, 6.21

        colors, 6.53, 6.54

        fences, 2.113

        sheet, 4.18        
        sounds, 3.72

        sparking, 5.29

        waves, 1.128

Snowball making, 4.34

Snowblindness, 6.55

Snowflake formation, 4.32

Snowrollers, 4.37, 4.37
Soda sounds, 3.84
Soap bubbles, 2.77, 2.122, 4.70

Soap films, colors, 6.114

Soccer, see Football
Soda, freezing, 4.24
Solar flare, 7.46, 4.106 
Solar images, 6.103
Solar towers, 4.83

Solitary waves, 2.31

Solutal instability, 2.89
Sonic booms, 3.54-3.59

Soprano singing, 3.4

Sound from ears, 3.28

Sounds

      food crushing, 3.51

      long distance travel, 3.18

Soup reversal, 2.59

Space walking, 4.5, 4.5

Spaghetti breaking, 1.220
Spaghetti effect, 1.122, 1.122

Sparking, 5.8 - 5.11, 5.17, 5.29, 5.30, 5.29

Speaking, 3.4, 3.5

Speckle patterns, 6.124
Sphere of Death, 1.211
Spiders, 1.123, 2.81

Spin test, 1.88

Spiny lobsters, sounds, 3.12

Spitballs, 1.244
Splashing, 2.75, 2.147
Splashing sounds, 3.87
Spoons, hanging, 1.57, 1.57

Sports
      aikido, 1.55, 1.111
      baseball,
               ball-bat collision, 1.23
               catching ball dropped from high point, 1.22
               fly ball catching, 1.21
               humidifying, 1.23
      basketball,
               hang time, 1.35
               shots, 1.33, 1.33, 1.34
               spin effect, 1.228
      bobsled, 2.109
      boxing, 1.46, 1.46
      bull riding, 1.92
      camel jumping, 1.38
      curling, 1.90
      football (American), 1.77, 1.78
      football (rest of the world), 1.162, 1.241, 2.41   
      field hockey, 1.78
      Fosbury flop, 1.38
      golf, 1.36, 1.36, 1.94, 2.15, 3.83
      horseshoe throwing, 1.83
      judo, 1.55, 1.111
      karate, 1.45, 1.45 
      kayak roll, 1.89
      long jump, 1.38, 1.38
      race car, 2.1
      rock climbing, 1.243, 1.60
      roller derby, 1.231
      rugby, 1,24
      sail boats, 2.161
      skateboard, 1.82
      ski charging and glowing, 5.14  
      skiing avalanche balloon, 2.109
      ski jump, 2.7
      snorkeling, 2.53
      shot put, 1.162, 1.162
      springboard diving, 1.97, 1.134
      tae-kwon-do punch, 1.45, 1.45
      tennis, 1.79
Spring equinox and eggs, 1.138, 1.138
Spring surprise, 1.148
Springboard diving, 1.97, 1.134

Sprint tracks, 1.16

Sprites, 5.6, 5.6

Squeaking sand, 3.69, 3.69

Squirrels, and snakes, 4.1
St. Elmo’s fire, 5.4, 5.29, 5.21

Stacking
      coins, 1.239 
      rods, circus, 1.238
      stones and bowling balls, 1.201
Stack plumes, 4.75

Stadium waves, 1.129

Stairs, echoes from, 3.65
Stairway, impossible, 1.258

Stalactites, 2.84

Standing stability, 1.199
Stapp, John, 1.11
Star sapphires, 6.97

Star spikes, 7.6

Stargazer’s eye sweep, 7.36

Stars seen in shafts, 7.35

Stars, twinkling, 6.32

Stealth aircraft, 6.117

Steam devils, 2.39

Stepped leader, lightning, 5.1

Stethoscopes, 3.32

Stick-and-slip effects, 3.42, 343

Stirling flocks, 2.166
Stone migration during freezing, 4.29

Stone, migrating in desert, 1.58

Stonehenge, 1.63

Stone skipping, 1.94, 1.94
Stones, stacking, 1.201
Storage tank collapse, 4.54, 4.54

Straw lifting a glass, 1.234
Strait
of Gibraltar flow, 2.146

Strait of Messina flow, 2.146

Strait of Sicily flow, 2.146

Stream deflection, electrical, 5.57
Street lamps, illumination by, 6.78

Streetlight turn-on illusion, 7.24

Stroboscope effect with humming, 7.8

Stroboscope induced patterns, 7.7

Structural colors, biological, 6.95, 6.115, 6.158

Styrofoam cups, 5.8
Submarines

        escape from, 2.54

        listening to, 3.20

        sinking of, 1.126
Submerged car, escape from, 2.189
Suction
        from an airplane, 2.158
        up a straw, record, 2.41
Sugar, charging, 5.53
Sugar dust explosion, 5.11
Suitcase with flywheel, 1.105

Sullenberger, Captain, 1.218
Sun dogs, 6.34

Sun, distortions, 6.25

Sunbeams, 6.15

Sunglasses and UV light, 7.41

Sunglasses, polarizing, 6.126

Sunset, 6.5, 6.8, 6.13, 6.14, 6.23, 6.24, 6.43, 6.142, 6.145

Super Ball tricks, 1.43, 1.76

Supercooling water, 4.10

Superheating water, 4.48

Superhydrophobic, 3.77
Superman x-ray vision, 7.48

Supersonic, 3.54 - 3.58, 2.155

Surface tension 
         Boyles's perpetual motion device, 2.195
         Cheerios effect, 2.85, 2.85
         evaporating wine, 2.293
         instability, 2.89
         patterns in draining honey, yogert, 2.159
         pins in water glass, 2.192
         water striders, 2.85, 2.85, 2.169
         whiskey glass, 2.157
Surf skimmers, 2.130

Surfing, 2.69
Surge front, 2.163
Surgery, electrical effects, 5.8, 5.8, 5.16, 5.25, 5.26, 5.31, 5.31

Sway, building, 1.133, 1.133

Swimming, 
      dead water, 2.35
      syrup, 2.19
Swings, 1.113-1.1151.114
Sword fight, 1.198
Sword swallowing, 6.87

Syracuse, Archimedes defense, 6.81

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