Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Water Fountain Physics

Paul Monheimer shares this Wired post about a hi-tech water fountain in a Japanese mall that can make complex pictures and words with the falling drops - "Happy" is spelled out in the photo.

The article has some great video of the fountain running, as well as some neat video and graphs to explain how the separation between drops as they fall can be predicted by kinematics equations. Check out the videos!