Everything about waves crashing—it is water smacking itself—is violent. But that’s because we see it from the surface. Underneath, seeing waves crest and fall is a hypnotizing, almost peaceful phenomenon. The way the sunlight hits the giant water prisim and the way the waves roll on top of you and gently ripples the…
The mermaids on Lost Girl just want to be where the people are, and steal the legs that the people have. Meanwhile Bo is having angsty memory drama with Rainer the Wanderer.
Other than Earth, Titan is the only celestial object in the solar system capable of fostering stable liquids on the surface. But now, after years of searching, scientists may have detected waves rippling on its seas — which, if confirmed, would be the first discovery of its kind.
Massive waves have been absolutely battering the Spanish coastline this winter. The latest incident happened at San Lorenzo beach when an absolutely ginormous wave breached a seawall, engulfing the shore — and the many spectators who gathered to watch.
No matter where you are in a room, you can hear sound that emanates from a single hole. You can see light that spills through a small crack. You are picking up on waves, even though they're getting through spaces that aren't anywhere near you. Christian Huygens figured out why.
Pierre Carreau employs a variety of high-speed cameras for his AquaViva photo series, giving us an unusual glimpse of watery waves. These images emphasize not only the power and natural elegance of waves, but also the incredibly different shapes waves take as they roll, splash, and curl.
When you see what look like strobe lights shooting out behind a jet or a space shuttle, blame it on our old friend physics. Those lights called are shock diamonds, or mach disks.
In this simple demonstration of how waves work, a Harvard instructor shows how a group of pendulums can move through a complicated dance together — due entirely to the way each pendulum oscillates at a different rate.
The famous one-way mirror used in police interrogations isn't really one-way - it's just a trick of clever lighting. But physics could produce true one-way mirrors, and even walls that are only soundproofed in one direction.
If you haven't heard of Mavericks, that's because it's a tiny beach on the Northern California coast. But scientists and surfers know it well, because it delivers some of the most spectacularly huge waves in the world. Find out why.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences handed out their "sci-tech" achievement awards today, you know the ones that they blur through during Oscar night with someone like Jennifer Garner saying "I was forced... er, had lunch with these amazing people last month, and here are the highlights" and so forth. We…