Tag: high-speed

Feb 4, 2016

The Mystery of Prince Rupert’s Drop at 130,000 FPS

The Mystery of Prince Rupert’s Drop at 130,000 FPS

Destin of ‘Smarter Every Day‘ explores the mystery of Prince Rupert’s drop using an ultra high speed camera

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Nov 12, 2015

Extreme Close-Up Video Shows How Ballpoint Pens Work

Extreme Close-Up Video Shows How Ballpoint Pens Work

See what happens when the tip of this ballpoint pen hits the paper.

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Mar 26, 2015

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

The critical ‘spin rate’ for a CD is 23,000 RPM. Anything more and the CD will shatter and explode into hundreds of pieces. The Slow Mo Guys decided to film this phenomenon with a Phantom v2511, which—at its lowest resolution—is capable of filming at an incomprehensible 1 million frames per second (FPS). For this…

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Mar 3, 2015

Ink Injected Into Water in 4K Super Slow Motion

Ink Injected Into Water in 4K Super Slow Motion

In the first Ultra High Definition episode of The Slow Mo Guys, Gav and Dan inject coloured ink into a tank of water. If you have a 4K display or UHD TV, fire it up!

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Mar 3, 2015

How To Make a Dumpling in 3 Seconds

How To Make a Dumpling in 3 Seconds

From the people who brought you, “fried shrimp in three seconds flat“, comes high velocity dumplings in an even more ambitious and elaborate setup. The live action demonstrations are spots for Japanese telecom, Docomo, as a memorable way to tout their high-speed LTE cellular network. I wonder what the next food will be? …

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Jan 12, 2015

High-Speed Photos of Ink and Metal Dropped Into Water

High-Speed Photos of Ink and Metal Dropped Into Water

Alberto Seveso (featured previously) is an Italian artist currently based in Bristol, UK, specializing in illustration, graphic design and photography. In a series entitled Heavy Metals, Seveso continues to explore new fluids and forms combined with high-speed photography. In this series, Seveso combines various inks and metallic powders, dropping them into water and capturing…

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Aug 4, 2014

Scientists Recover Audio by Analyzing Tiny Vibrations in a Bag of Chips

Scientists Recover Audio by Analyzing Tiny Vibrations in a Bag of Chips

Using a high-speed camera, scientists at MIT have been able to passively recover audio by analyzing minute vibrations, effectively turning everyday objects into ‘Visual Microphones’. You can read more about this fascinating work by Abe Davis, Michael Rubinstein, Neal Wadhwa, Gautham J. Mysore, Fredo Durand and William T. Freeman at the MIT project page.…

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Jun 30, 2014

Surreal Double Exposures of Faces Blended Into Plumes of Ink in Water

Surreal Double Exposures of Faces Blended Into Plumes of Ink in Water

Inspired by the work of Albert Seveso, South African artist Chris Slabber blends faces with high-speed photographs of ink dropped into water. The double-exposure like digital artworks were recently exhibited at the Art Karoo art gallery for KKNK 2014. The project was recently featured on Behance where Chris explains: “The idea behind this series was…

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Apr 2, 2014

Ink Dropped into Water on a Black Background

Ink Dropped into Water on a Black Background

Alberto Seveso is an Italian artist specializing in illustration, graphic design and photography (featured previously here, here and here). Born in Milan, Seveso currently lives and works as a freelance artist in Bristol, UK. In an ongoing exploration of ink and water, Seveso combines high-speed photography with multiple colors of ink dropped into water.…

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Mar 18, 2014

Beautiful Close-Ups of Tiny Waves

Beautiful Close-Ups of Tiny Waves

In his ongoing AquaViva series, French photographer Pierre Carreau seeks to find the hidden beauty of waves. Using a high-speed camera, Carreau is able to capture frozen moments in time that reveal shapes and forms not visible to the naked eye (as they often occur in fractions of second). A subset of his AquaViva…

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