Best of Web // Eli Kopp-DeVol

Best of Web // Eli Kopp-DeVol

One of my favorite things about flow visualization is being able to visualize the math at work in nature. The disturbances from the bird’s wings look much like the small eddies created every time I dip my paddle in to propel myself downstream.

 

Post Credit: Nicole Sharp on FYFD August archives

Image credit: Stanford News and E. Gutierrez

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  • Chad Sloan
    Sep 24, 2018 17:34

    Second place
    I really like this picture and how it shows the vortex that birds can create while flying.

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  • Peilin Yang
    Sep 20, 2018 14:40

    First Prize
    Amazing combination of the aesthetic and science. Edit makes a strong illusion in this video.

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  • First prize
    I think this video is absolutely awesome – it captures something we see in nature and turns it into something that helps us understand the physics.

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  • Maxwell Rodgers
    Sep 17, 2018 19:22

    Second Prize!
    I find this video very memorizing. It is very interesting to see the vortex created by the wings of the bird as it flaps its wings through the smoke.

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  • Anna Lynton
    Sep 14, 2018 14:21

    Third Prize
    Physics in nature is so cool! Being able to understand how animals propel themselves can help with human innovation

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