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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

A buoyant plume of smoke rises from a stick of incense. At first the plume is smooth and laminar, but even in quiescent air, tiny perturbations can sneak into the flow, causing the periodic vortical whorls seen near the top of the photo. Were the frame even taller, we would see this transitional flow become completely chaotic and turbulent. Despite having known the governing equations for such flow for over 150 years, it remains almost impossible to predict the point where flow will transition for any practical problem, largely because the equations are so sensitive to initial conditions. In fact, some of the fundamental mathematical properties of those equations remain unproven. (Photo credit: M. Rosic)

Is there anything more unpredictably beautiful than whorls of smoke?

jtotheizzoe:

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

A buoyant plume of smoke rises from a stick of incense. At first the plume is smooth and laminar, but even in quiescent air, tiny perturbations can sneak into the flow, causing the periodic vortical whorls seen near the top of the photo. Were the frame even taller, we would see this transitional flow become completely chaotic and turbulent. Despite having known the governing equations for such flow for over 150 years, it remains almost impossible to predict the point where flow will transition for any practical problem, largely because the equations are so sensitive to initial conditions. In fact, some of the fundamental mathematical properties of those equations remain unproven. (Photo credit: M. Rosic)

Is there anything more unpredictably beautiful than whorls of smoke?

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You can do really awful things when you are bored, things that are bound to make you miserable. In fact, you do them in order to become miserable, so you won’t have to be bored anymore.

—Sam Savage, Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife (via st)

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thingsorganizedneatly:

Van Robinson
ed: Let’s keep it going for bread! Woo! 
I’ve had both of these photos on my blog before, but I need to clarify, whose bread photo is whose. The above photo is by Van Robinson, but does anyone know who made this photo, please??

thingsorganizedneatly:

Van Robinson

ed: Let’s keep it going for bread! Woo!

I’ve had both of these photos on my blog before, but I need to clarify, whose bread photo is whose. The above photo is by Van Robinson, but does anyone know who made this photo, please??

Places I want to go to: Wonderland out side of Beijing, China

Places I want to go to: Wonderland out side of Beijing, China

Places I want to go to: Pripyat, Ukraine

Places I want to go to: Pripyat, Ukraine

Places I want to go to : Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England

Places I want to go to : Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England