Eggs spinning in Milk

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We are proud to announce that our work on spinning spheres in a shallow bath has now been published and featured on the cover of Physics of Fluids!  When a hard-boiled egg spins through a pool of milk on the kitchen counter, the milk rises up the sides of the egg and droplets are ejected. This […]

Swarms and Flocks

We have been working towards methods of determining the positions of birds in 3D space as they fly using our Synthetic Aperture imaging approach.  Pigeons are particularly easy to film because we can trick them into coming in for food, and then scaring them.  These preliminary videos help understand the potential this approach may have […]

Catastrophic cracking courtesy of quiescent cavitation

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We are pleased to announce another publication in Physics of Fluids entitled “Catastrophic cracking courtesy of quiescent cavitation” in the September issue.  We are featured as one of the Gallery of Fluid Motion papers.  These short papers highlight the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion winners from the previous year! […]

Water entry of axisymmetric bodies

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We are pleased to announce that our article “The water entry of slender axisymmetric bodies” was just published in Physics of Fluids!!!  Congratulations to Kyle, Stephen and Tadd.  This work was really fun and was the first time we utilized an Inertial Measurement Unit synchronized with our imaging data.  The IMU was developed by Stephen […]

Bubbles and Balloons

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BYU Productions just finished a wonderful video that highlights some basics of bubbles and balloons as highlighted by our lab through high speed photography.  We are extremely grateful for the coverage.  The video turned out great!  It was a lot of fun to make.  Thanks Julie Walker and crew!!!!  

Wired Magazine highlights Urinal Dynamics Study

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We are grateful to be covered by a story in Wired magazine in June.  The article highlights our work and methods of decreasing splash back.  The article is illustrated by Eric Anderson (Wes Anderson’s brother)!!!  The article turned out awesome (thanks to Judy Dutton) and the artwork is awesome!  Thanks Wired!  http://www.wired.com/2014/06/urinal-dynamics/ You can check […]

Second Annual Utah Underwater Robotics Competition

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This week Splash Lab ran the 2nd annual Utah Underwater Robotics competition at the Lehi Legacy center.  The only ROV competition in the state of Utah.  Over 450 middle and elementary school-age students participated. Throughout the year dozens of volunteers traveled to these various schools to teach the students about physics and engineering. These students […]