Building on her earlier fluid-dynamics research about the Boston Molasses Flood, Nicole Sharp made this new video: For more of the history of that flood see Cara Giamo’s “The Boston Molasses Flood Is Worth Taking Seriously” in Atlas Obscura, and Jennifer Ouelette’s “Incredible physics behind the deadly 1919 Boston Molasses Flood” in New Scientist.
New research on the fluid dynamics of the Boston Molasses Flood
A new scientific analysis aims to understand the fluid dynamics of the Boston Molasses Flood. The bursting of an enormous (about 2 million gallons) tank of molasses created one of the biggest disasters ever to hit that city. Although it happened almost a century ago — on January 15, 1919 — there’s been only a vague scientific understanding of […]
Viscosity in the news, twice (pitch and molasses)!
‘Midst the ebb and flow and eddies of the news, now and then people pay attention to viscosity. Today serves up two items, each of which is derived from Ig Nobel Prize-winning work. 1.”Trinity College experiment succeeds after 69 years” says the headline in RTE news (which also has a video report accompanying the text) […]