This week the 3rd annual Utah Underwater Robotics competition at the Lehi Legacy center. Over 175 teams of middle and elementary school-age students participated. ROV kits were given to the students at the start of the year and they used their knowledge to build small remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs). The year-long program and competition was a great [...]
We are proud to announce that we were published in Nature Communications in February for our work on skipping spheres. Our article called "Elastic Spheres Can Walk on Water" further clarifies understanding the interaction of fluid-elastic bodies during water impact. Here is the link to the full article, the abstract is below Abstract: Incited by [...]
As a follow up to our work on reducing urinal backsplash at APS in 2013, Splash Lab PhD student Randy Hurd has developed a urine black hole which prevents urine from splashing back. At APS in 2015 Hurd explained that the inspiration for the black hole came from the moss Syntrichia caninervis, which is a super absorbent [...]
BYU Productions just finished a wonderful video that highlights some basics of bubbles and balloons as highlighted by our lab through high speed photography. We are extremely grateful for the coverage. The video turned out great! It was a lot of fun to make. Thanks Julie Walker and crew!!!!
Splash Lab made its first Valentines Day YouTube video. Enjoy!
Our Urinal Dynamics study was featured on Saturday Night Live. As a kid I dreamed of being on Saturday Night Live, and I couldn’t believe that our research was featured there! Surely, once your research has made it through the comedy circuit to be announced by Seth Myers, you have arrived!!!! We are grateful for [...]
At the APS DFD meeting in 2013 we were honored to receive the Milton Van Dyke award for our video entitled “Cracking Courtesy of Quiescient Cavitation.” The video highlights a method used in some social situations to break a glass bottle with ones bare hands. Watch the video and read the abstract for more information. [...]
In 2013 at the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting (APS DFD) in Pittsburg, PA we presented several talks, posters and videos. Each of the titles is listed below along with a short abstract of each one. Pop up height of buoyant rising spheres Tadd Truscott & Randy Munns We examine the [...]
The BBC just covered one of our conference talks entitled "Urinal Dynamics". This research highlights the physics of urinal usage. Through high-speed videos we show that significant splash back can occur when using a urinal, however, there are mitigation techniques. First, aim for a vertical surface rather than a horizontal one and keep away [...]
Splash Lab's YouTube video "Hawk Moth wings captured in slow motion" was used in a new video created by Garth Horner. Below is the collaborative video: