Three way tie between Apocalypse Now, The Abyss and The Dark Knight Rises.
In 1949 ‘authorities’ not only predicted women would be way taller in 2000, they also predicted the Xena look would be mainstream.
*breast plate bumps my 6’4” sister as we grab cookies off the top shelf and laugh at short old fashioned girls*
In other news, patriarchy just got its face mushed by this new breed of gigantic superwomen.
(Source: Flickr / x-ray_delta_one)
When light travels through areas of different air density, it bends. You’ve probably noticed the way distant pavement seems to shimmer on a hot day, or the way stars appear to twinkle. You’re seeing light that has been distorted as it passes through varying air densities, which are in turn created by varying temperatures and pressures.
Schlieren Flow Visualization can be used to visually capture these changes in density: the rising heat from a candle, the turbulence around an airplane wing, the plume of a sneeze … even sound. Special thanks to Mike Hargather, a professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico Tech, who kindly provided a lot of these videos.
I’m totally Schlieren right now. Amazing sights of sounds.