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High-Speed Video Reveals Physics Of Splashes

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High-Speed Video Reveals Physics Of Splashes

High-Speed Video Reveals Physics Of Splashes

High-Speed Video Reveals Physics Of Splashes

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Everybody knows that when a stone is dropped in water, a jet of water shoots up. Physicists Detlef Lohse, of the University of Twente in The Netherlands, and Heinrich Jaeger, of The University of Chicago, are combining math, theory and super high-speed videos to try to figure out the basic physics underlying the jet.