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Behold the Gobbling Drop!

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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No conspiracy here, just a pretty cool phenomenon.

See how it looks like the little drop is almost climbing back up, gobbling up the water so to speak.

What you are seeing, is not the behaviour of normal water dripping from a tap, not even in slow motion.
However, when you introduce some Polymers to the water, well, then this is what happens.

This is how it works:


The viscoelasticity of the polymer chains creates a force that opposes the thinning effects caused by surface tension. So, instead of thinning to the point of breaking into droplets, a drop is able to climb back up the jet until it reaches a critical mass where it reverses direction, accelerates downward due to gravity and eventually breaks off the jet. Then the whole process begins again with a new terminal drop.


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I think it looks pretty cool, and just looking at this seem to calm me. lol

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 03:03 AM
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Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

What you are seeing, is not the behaviour of normal water dripping from a tap, not even in slow motion.
Upon first watching, I didn't even think that the drop was made of water. The drop looks more like some sort of oil, that is suspended in water(or some other liquid). Kinda similar to a Lava Lamp. Interesting.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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Yes, strangely relaxing.

I'd love to get one of these on my desk like a small water fountain - have the water dripping into a pool that cycles back through.

Anybody know how to start up a very small manufacturing concern?



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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On a larger scale
could there be some type of light weight turbines implanted inside some thicker solution that as it turns generates energy (yo yo fashion of some type bare with me). Why at the same time allowing the same liquid/fluid amount to keep cycling over and over. So the energy generated from turbine spins somehow will create force to re pump the fluid/liquid continuously lol like a silicon engine of some kind


Fluid drips as it falls its density pulls a string or wire the wire then extends downward and then contracts back when drop falls and begins to create the climbing drop wire present in climb which then generates down and up motion. Some mechanical engineer then has a generator designed to harness and then you have a continuous fuel cycle I think working like a yo yo some how..

cool image OP snf

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
 


On a larger scale
could there be some type of light weight turbines implanted inside some thicker solution that as it turns generates energy (yo yo fashion of some type bare with me). Why at the same time allowing the same liquid/fluid amount to keep cycling over and over. So the energy generated from turbine spins somehow will create force to re pump the fluid/liquid continuously lol like a silicon engine of some kind


Fluid drips as it falls its density pulls a string or wire the wire then extends downward and then contracts back when drop falls and begins to create the climbing drop wire present in climb which then generates down and up motion. Some mechanical engineer then has a generator designed to harness and then you have a continuous fuel cycle I think working like a yo yo some how..

cool image OP snf

edit on 2/24/12 by Ophiuchus 13 because: (no reason given)




This reminds me, wasn't there an engineer that created either an engine or someway to drive a car using water and the oil companies bought the patent and then either destroyed it or denied ever having it? I wonder if your idea can be used on a smaller scale to create some sort of engine that uses water but doesn't need steam. *shrug*



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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I think I read you and it may be possible with a more thicker elastic solution that doesn't breakdown over time or wear and tare. This fluid or slurry would have to expand and contract at a fast rate to mimic a combustion engines movements during the miniature explosions created from current gas car models. It may require some type of electrical charge though to keep the fluid/slurry elastic after so many yo yo type movements that would drive the internal parts of the automobile. Finished visual would look like a gel that is expanding and contracting at fast rate like hydraulic mimic effect, the battery would provide the electrical charge to stimulate the gel..

good thought though

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