Date: Sun Feb 17 14:25:24 2008 Back to Contents

Author: Urs Lauterburg

Subject: Re: Bursting Water Balloon


Thank you for the link to this marvelous clip. The only thing I can
say about the source is that the commenting of the movie is done in
the Japanese language, so it's probably from a Japanese television
maker. No problem saving the clip with the QT-Player of MacOS 10.5.1
though. The movie is only 7.9MB in size and therefore not suited for
full screen display, unfortunately. Most of the web streamer clips
are for the same reason not suited for public screening with a
projector, they are of a quality which is even inferior to the
ancient plain regular NTSC or alike video standard. I think this is
wanted because the material is not supposed for public screening
anyway. The 2000 frames a second clip of the balloon would be a nice
example of surface tension.

Regards and happy performing physics


Urs Lauterburg
Physics demonstrator
Physikalisches Institut
University of Bern

>This really neat surface tension video was sent to me. I don't know
>its source.
>Dr. Richard E. Berg, Professor of the Practice
>Director, Physics Lecture-Demonstration Facility
>U.S. mail address:
>Department of Physics
>University of Maryland
>College Park, MD 20742-4111
>Phone: (301) 405-5994
>FAX: (301) 314-9525

From Sun Feb 17 14:25:24 2008