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4Oct/10

Now this is how you teach wave mechanics!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I've returned from vacation and am back on my normal schedule of web surfing and blog updatery...

Here's an amazing video from (I assume) a research laboratory in Japan.  They've basically managed to created a wave creation pool with small moving pieces that circle a large body of water.  As a result, they can create almost any shape imaginable with enough time and computing power.

I can't help but feel like examples such as these would be far more effective at getting young (and old!) folks interested in mathematics and physics...if only my teachers could have found cool examples like these.  It certainly beats jiggling a slinky up and down.

Either way, this pretty much speaks for itself, so I'll let you judge its awesomeness for yourself!

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