fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

If you have any leftover hard-boiled eggs, you can recreate this bit of fluid dynamical fun. Spin the egg through a puddle of milk, and you’ll find that the egg draws liquid up from the puddle and flights it out in a series of jets. As the egg spins, it drags the milk it touches with it. Points closer to the egg’s equator have a higher velocity because they travel a larger distance with each rotation. This variation in velocities creates a favorable pressure gradient that draws milk up the sides of the egg as it spins, creating a simple pump. To see the effect in action check out this Science Friday video or the BYU Splash Lab’s Easter-themed video. (Photo credit: BYU Splash Lab)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

If you have any leftover hard-boiled eggs, you can recreate this bit of fluid dynamical fun. Spin the egg through a puddle of milk, and you’ll find that the egg draws liquid up from the puddle and flights it out in a series of jets. As the egg spins, it drags the milk it touches with it. Points closer to the egg’s equator have a higher velocity because they travel a larger distance with each rotation. This variation in velocities creates a favorable pressure gradient that draws milk up the sides of the egg as it spins, creating a simple pump. To see the effect in action check out this Science Friday video or the BYU Splash Lab’s Easter-themed video. (Photo credit: BYU Splash Lab)

Euler’s Number e

chicagoif:

While designing The Magic Cube, we spent quite some time studying the number sequences that are featured on each of the cube’s six faces. We’d like to share some of the interesting facts we learned about them & today we’re focusing on The Letter e:

The number e is a famous irrational…

theenergyissue:

The Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) Building is the First Fully Algae-Powered Architecture

Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%. 

rudygodinez:

Max Berg, Jahrhunderthalle in Breslau Poland, (1911-1913)

Berg had insisted that the outside of the Jahrhunderthalle should look as if it had “just left it’s mold”. His famous structure stands as a landmark in the history of reinforced concrete architecture. It was erected in 1911-1913 as a multi-purpose recreational building, situated in the Exhibition Grounds of Breslau, Poland. In form it is a symmetrical quatrefoil with a vast circular central space that can seat some 6,000 persons. The 23m-high dome is topped with a lantern in steel and glass. The Centennial Hall is a pioneering work of modern engineering and architecture, which exhibits an important interchange of influences in the early 20th century, becoming a key reference in the later development of reinforced concrete structures.

synapse-to-syntax:

Kushma - Gyadi suspension bridge

synapse-to-syntax:

Kushma - Gyadi suspension bridge

walzerjahrhundert:

Gustave Eiffel (1832 - 1923), French civil engineer,architect and freemason,1888

walzerjahrhundert:

Gustave Eiffel (1832 - 1923), French civil engineer,architect and freemason,1888

fuckyeahengineeringstudent:

Anatomy of a Bridge

fuckyeahengineeringstudent:

Anatomy of a Bridge

beben-eleben:

Cake for Civil Engineers

beben-eleben:

Cake for Civil Engineers

b22-design:

The Boomerang office building by H.A. Maaskant - 1960

b22-design:

The Boomerang office building by H.A. Maaskant - 1960

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

A Wooden simulation of a water droplet as it impacts a body of water.

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