Surface tension, obsessive-compulsively

Ian Hopkinson talks about the need to attend obsessively, compulsively to detail when measuring surface tension: Langmuir trough experiments are ideal for obsessive-compulsives: before you start your actual experiment you have to get the surface of the liquid you’re using absolutely clean. To do this you clean your trough, add in the ultrapure water, compress the […]

Why does wine cry?

Invoking the interaction of differing surface tensions, Dan Quinn answers the question “Why Does Wine Cry”: (HT Aatish Bhatia) BONUS (unrelated, except in that it does involve both wine and crying, and someone who is interested in physics): Video of 22-year-old physics student Daniel Murphy from Dublin crying wine: BONUS (unrelated): Bobbejaan performs the song […]