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I’ve been wanting to play with superhydrophobic (“very water hating”) surfaces for a couple years now, but haven’t found a source. Here’s a fun video done at CalTech.
I recently purchased a Canon 5D Mk II. A fine camera it seems, and the added resolution will be helpful. One small issue is that Canon redesigned the battery. Well, times change and things progress, and we can always use … Continue reading
This is a question I frequently get. The short answer is, “Most likely it will.” Most any camera will do. I use a an electronic circuit to trigger the camera, so I need one that has an electronic shutter release … Continue reading
I suppose it’s obvious to many that water is a special substance. To recount a few of its properties that make it so: It has the highest surface tension of any liquid except mercury. It has one of the highest … Continue reading
Here is a fascinating, old device: Lord Kelvin’s water drop static electricity generator. Here is a physics class demonstration of it. Do my drops suffer from this distortion? Well, I don’t have such a generator built (yet), so I don’t … Continue reading
When people think of high-speed photography, the name that most often comes to mind is Harold “Doc” Edgerton. And rightly so, as he contributed so much to the discipline. However, in 1876, A. M. Worthington wrote a paper entitled “A … Continue reading