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Index D

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Index D

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da Vinci, Leonardo, smile of Mona Lisa, 7.31

Dam break, 2.182
Dambuster, rotating bomb used on German dams, 
1.94, 1.94
Dance
       grand jete (hanging in the air), 1.35
       tour jete and fouette  turn, 1.100
Dance floor oscillations,
1.124

Danube, caddis flies, attracted to polarized window reflections, 6.126
Darker when wet, 6.52
       hair
       road
       sand
Dark side of the Moon, 6.43, 6.43
Dark-triangle illusion, 6.39

Darwin and twining plants, 1.207
Dashboard cooking,
4.97
Day I Vanished (head banging and retinal detachment), 1.11
Dead-cat bomb, 4.31
Dead water, 2.35,
2.35

Dead zones in concert halls, 3.61
Death roll, alligator,
1.209

Death Valley sliding rocks, 1.58
Decapitation, visual with the eye's blind spot, 7.3,
7.3
Deep diving
       ascents and the bends, 2.52
       scuba diving danger, 2.54
       submarine escape, 2.54
Deep hole, rock dropping, 1.255
Deep sound channel, spying on Soviet submarines, 3.20

Deep-fat frying, 2.96, 4.80

Demolition
        building,
1.204
        chimney, 1.69, 1.69
Dental
        aluminum foil, tooth fillings, electrical tingling, 5.27
        thermal expansion of fillings, 4.53
Depressurization, danger in airplane, 2.158

Depth hoar, ice grains, 4.38
Desert 
       ant navigation, polarized sky light, 6.128, 6.128, 7.38
       Bedouins, black robes, 4.59
       booming sand dunes, 3.69
       camel-car collisions, 1.215
       cooling water with porous pottery, 4.61
       Death Valley sliding rocks, 1.58
       Dust Bowl, sparking, 5.29, 5.29
       haboobs, sparking, 5.29
       oasis mirage, 6.28
       rain harvesting lizard, 2.82
       sand, blown, sparking, 5.29
       sand dune booming, 3.69
       sand dune formation and migration, 2.111
       tumbleweed attack, 2.186
       water collected in arid regions, 4.67
       water frozen by the sky, 4.13
       yardang, rock formations, 2.112
Dessert,
       baked Alaska, 4.98
       cake, high altitude recipe, 4.71
       frozen Florida, 4.98
       ice cream, home made, 4.41
       meringue, molecular bonds, air bubbles, water separation, copper bowls, 5.36
       meringue insulation, 4.98
       popped rice, 4.49
Dessication cracking, 4.68
Detached retina, head-banging and other high accelerations,
1.11
Devil's Postpile, polygonal fracturing, 1.143
de Villiers, S., honey and yogurt draining patterns, 2.159
Dewetting, 2.84

Diabolo, rotating toy, 1.108

Diamagnetic effect, frog levitation, 5.48

Diamonds, total internal reflection ruined by grime, 6.94

Didgeridoos, 3.37

Die swell, non-Newtonian fluid behavior, 2.58
Difference tone, hearing illusion, 3.29
Diffraction
        sound waves
              cheerleader's horn, fog horn, 3.21
              speaking and whispering, 3.22
        light waves
              alphabet game, 6.155
              beetle, opal coloration, 6.95
              credit cards, optically variable graphics (not holograms), 6.109
              corona, Sun and Moon, 6.47
              disk, CD or DVD, 6.108
              fine grooves, 6.108
              floaters in your eye, 7.5
              frosty glass, 6.48
              glory, 6.46
              gyrinid beetle, coloration by diffraction gratings, 6.115
              iridescent clouds, 6.49
              opal, 6.95
              solid ball shadow, 6.151, 6.151
              thumb and first finger spacing, 6.104
              umbrella fabric, 6.104
              window wire screen, 6.104
         water waves
              harbor waves, 2.165
Dimples, golf  ball, longer flight, 2.15,
2.15
Dinosaurs,  
        blood pressure, 2.47
        collisions, 1.10
        curtain of death, 1.37
        sounds, 3.9, 3.9
        stomach stones (gastroliths), 2.49
        swimming sauropods, 2.48
        tail flick, possible shock wave, 3.59
Discus flight, 2.126

Disk, rotating river ice, 4.20, 4.20
Diving, platform and springboard
         pikes, tucks, somersault, 1.97
         springboard diving, 1.134
Diving, water
        ascents and the bends, 2.52
        snorkeling, dangers during, 2.53, 2.54
        submarine escape, 2.54
Dog, electrostatically charged, 5.8
Dollar bill, balancing coin,
1.91
Dolphins
        bow-wave riding, free ride, 2.70, 2.70
        ring vortex production in play, 2.40
Domains, magnetic, 5.49

Dominos, falling, 1.68, 1.68

Donkey, dangling, 1.239
Doppler shifts
         bat, flower locating, 3.25
         bat, insect locating, 3.24, 3.24
         illusion of shift, 3.23
         production, 3.23
Downforce, race car, 2.12.1
Downhill skiing and jumping,
         crash (really bad),  2.7,      
         jumps before small slope change,
1.163,
         speed skiing,
 2.8
         ski jump, 2.7, 2.7
Drafting, race car technique, 2.2

Drag racing
          acceleration, 1.11, 1.11
          
retinal detachment, 1.11
          starts, 1.151
          t
ire distortion, severe, 
1.151

Drawdown, canal effect, 2.30, 2.30
Dripping, sudden snap or long, drawn-out goodbye, 2.121
Driver license optical display (not a hologram), 6.109
Dropping rock in deep hole, measuring depth by sound, 1.255
Drops
           beading, 2.84
           floating, on water 2.74
           hot skillet, 4.6, 4.6
           splashing, 2.75

Drums, hearing the shape of, 3.73

Ducks
         nonwetting, 2.97

         vee-shape wake, 2.68
Dunes, sand,
         booming and squeaking, 3.69, 3.69
         formation and migration, 2.111
         Langmuir circulation, 2.111
Dunking bird toy
          large, 4.63
          normal size, 4.62

          possible cult, 4.63
Dust Bowl, electrostatics and discharges during,
5.29
Dust explosion, 5.11, 5.11
Dust devils
        formation, 2.39, 2.39
        sparking, 5.29,
5.29

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