New technology, new discoveries, even old tech/discoveries that we never heard of -- what have you found interesting? Let's (try to) keep tech toys to another thread.
I was going to start with cavitation (roughly the study of the behavior of voids or bubbles in liquids) using some factlets I have picked up over the last year like:
- [>]the instantaneous temperature of the inside of a collapsing bubble is 20,000 degrees K. (4 times the surface temp. of the sun) and follow up with
- [>]capturing a hydrogen atom in a bubble formed in superfluid hydrogen - the bubble was then painted with pin-point infra-red light and the bubble split into 2 separate bubbles each either containing the hydrogen atom and neither containing the atom but never one containing the H atom and the other not.
But I am not going to start<see note1> there because when I tried to follow the google links, it sucked an hour out of my life (in the middle of writing this). So I am actually going to start with an old concept called a soliton. The first recorded sighting of a soliton was in 1834 - gawd this sucked another couple hours, ouch.
So I offer <see note2> this Atlas of Cyberspace so you can waste your time too. The research is old, some of the links are dead, but this is one of the best sites I have found for visualizing where the denizens of daniweb live. This site parses the web into hundreds of different points of view
<note1> - sorry - bad joke
<note2> - consider this old technology