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Index S

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


 

Index S

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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,  formation and migration, 2.111

        pressure under sand pile (stress dip), 2.140, 2.140
        ripples, 2.110

        self-organizing flow, 2.106
        sparking, 5.29

Sand-bar reflections, 2.132

Sandcastles, 2.86
Sandwich bag inflation, 2.174
Sapphire, star, 6.97

Satellite mirror, 6.82
Satellites
    
    air drag speeds up satellite, 1.188
        intelligence satellites,
1.187
        Jack and the beanstalk to space,
1.137

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

Shell sounds, conch, 3.36
Shimmy, optical, 6.32

Ship
        anti-roll device, 1.184
        bergship (iceberg aircraft carrier), 2.160
        collision, 1.263
        Flettner's ship, 2.145
        sailboats, 2.161
        wakes, 2.68
Shock front, optics, 6.1006.1006.101

Shock waves

        acoustic, 1.87, 3.54- 3.603.54
        traffic, 1.3

Shooting bullet into block, 1.265
Shooting down 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, 6.90

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, 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 rocks and golf balls over water, 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
Soap bubbles, 2.77, 2.122, 4.70

Soap films, colors, 6.114

Soccer, see Football
Soda
        
freezing, 4.24
         shaking, 2.76, 2.76
         sounds, 3.84 
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
Sound speed
       determining depth of deep hole, 1.255
       hot chocolate effect, 3.40
Soup reversal, 2.59

Space 
       air drag speeds up satellite, 1.188
       Earth to Venus story, 1.169
       gravitational slingshot, 1.191
       intelligence satellite orbits, 1.187
       mirror in orbit, to shine on ground, 6.82
       Moon trip figure eight orbit, 1.189
       rocket stages, 1.168
       walking, 4.5, 4.5

Spaghetti breaking, 1.220
Spaghetti effect, 1.122, 1.122

Sparking
       adhesive tape, 5.175.17
       aerosol cans, 5.12
       airplane, 5.29
       car and fueling, 5.9, 5.9
       car-to-car, 5.10
       Dust Bowl, 5.29
       gurney fire, 5.16, 5.16
       haboob, 5.29
       Hindenburg disaster, 5.15
       Martian dust devils, 5.29
       playground slide, 5.8, 5.8
       powder, dust, snow, 5.29
       skiing, 5.14
       St. Elmo's fire, 5.21, 5.21, 5.29
       surgery, 5.8, 5.8
       sweater, 5.85.8
       volcano, 5.30, 5.30
Speaking, 3.4, 3.5

Speckle patterns, optical, 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
       granular, 2.147
       liquid, 2.75
       sounds, 3.87
Spoons, hanging, 1.57, 1.57

Sports
      aikido, 1.55, 1.111
      archery, 1.131
      baseball,
               ball-bat collision, 1.23
               catching ball dropped from high point, 1.22
               fly ball catching, 1.21
               humidifying, 1.23
      basketball,
               free throw, 1.33, 1.33
               hang time, 1.35
               shots, 1.331.33, 1.34
               spin effect, 1.228
      billiard shots, 1.74
      bobsled, 2.109
      bowling, 1.73
      boxing, 1.461.46
      bull riding, 1.92
      camel jumping, 1.38
      cheerleader horn, 3.21
      cricket, 2.17
      curling,1.90
      diving, 1.97, 1.134
      field hockey, 1.78
      fishing, pulling in a fish, 1.159
      flycasting, 1.135
      football (American), 1.77, 1.78
      football (rest of the world), 1.162, 1.241, 2.14, 2.14
      Fosbury flop, 1.38, 1.38
      golf
               aerodynamics of ball, 2.15, 2.15
               general, 1.361.36,
               putt-putt (miniature) golf, 1.75
               skipping ball over water, 1.94
               sound in putting, 3.83
      hammer throw, 1.62
      high jump, 1.38
      horseshoe throwing, 1.83
      javelin, 2.127     
      judo, 1.55, 1.111
      karate, 1.45, 1.45 
      kayak roll, 1.89
      long jump, 1.381.38
      pole vault, 1.26
      pool shots, 1.74
      race car, 2.1
      racquetball, 1.77, 1.77
      rock climbing, 1.243, 1.60
      roller derby, 1.231
      rugby, 1.24
      sail boats, 2.161
      shot put, 1.162
      skateboard, 1.82
      ski charging and glowing, 5.14  
      skiing 1.101, 1.134, 1.163
      skiing avalanche balloon, 2.109, 2.109
      ski 
               downhill race, 1.163
               jump, 2.7
               turning, 1.101
      snorkeling, 2.53
      shot put, 1.162, 1.162
      springboard diving, 1.97, 1.134
      sprint tracks, 1.16
      surfing, 2.692.69
      swords, 1.198
      tae-kwon-do punch, 1.451.45
      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
      blocks, 1.66, 1.66
      coins, 1.239 
      dominos, 1.68
      Legos, 1.66
      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, 3.43

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

Stress dip below sandpile, 2.140, 2.140
Stroboscope effect with humming, 7.8

Stroboscope induced patterns, 7.7

Structural colors, biological, 6.95, 6.115, 6.158
Stunts
        bed of nails, 1.56
        Cannonball Richards, cannonball shot into stomach 1.46
        car and train surfing, 1.199
        car jumps, 1.81
        cards as weapons, 2.10
        catching a melon with your face (fake video), 2.169
        catching arrows, 7.9
        chair balancing on a cliff, 1.239
        climbing stairs on your head, 1.254
        domino amplifier, 1.68
        driving upside down, 2.12.1
        escalator torques, 1.257
        falls over Niagara Falls, 1.195
        golf ball skipping over water, 1.94
        hanging a bottle on the wall, 1.221
        hanging spoons and bottle caps on your face, 1.57, 1.57
        high dive into shallow water, 1.49
        jumping out of a beach (fake video), 1.235
        Knight Rider, car into truck, 1.226
        liquid mountaineering (fake video), 2.169
        motorcycle Ball of Death, 1.211
        motorcycle jump, Robbie Maddison's upward, 1.81
        pulling with teeth, 1.165
        stacking bowling balls, 1.201
        yo-yos, unusual and gigantic, 1.85

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
         printed page glare, 6.160
         sky light, 6.126
         windshield spots, 6.129

Sunset
         abrupt darkness, 6.142
         colors, 6.5
         dark patch, 6.14
         green flash, 6.24
         overhead blue enhancement, 6.13
         rosy border, 6.14
         sun distortions, 6.25
         twilight purple light, 6.145
         volcano coloring the sky, 6.8
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 
         bird dropping (poop) on car windshield, 2.98
         Boyles's perpetual motion device, 2.195
         Cheerios effect, 2.85, 2.85
         evaporating wine, 2.293
         instability, 2.89
         liquid origami, 2.170
         patterns in draining honey, yogert, 2.159
         pins in water glass, 2.192
         Tia Maria wormy action, 2.892.89
         toothpick design, 2.173
         water striders, 2.85, 2.85, 2.169
         whiskey glass, 2.157
Surf skimmers, 2.130

Surfing, 2.69, 2.69
Surge front, 2.163
Surgery, electrical effects
          bacteria, electrically attacted, 5.31, 5.31
          current crowding, 5.25
          electrosurgery, 5.25
          fires and explosions, 5.26
          gurney fire, 5.16, 5.16
          sparking into patient, 5.8, 5.8

Sway, building, 1.133, 1.133

Swimming, 
      ascent after diving, 2.52
      dead water, 2.35
      sauropods, 2.48
      snorkeling
           dangers, 2.53
           elephants, 2.53
           people, 2.53
       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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