Archive | 2015

A brine shrimps first swim: Foldscope (darkfield)

Enjoy the video in full-screen : )       Link to foldscope post here.

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Breaking Bad: symmetric soap films choose chaos

I submitted the above image for the National Science Foundations (NSF) VIZZIES competition (2015). Watch the video below and read the description to learn something interesting about the Marangoni effect in surfactant bubbles. Abstract: The images depict the thin film dynamics of a surfactant-­laden film (Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, a pulmonary surfactant). This film is captured by elevating a […]

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C.Elegans timelapse in dark-field with Foldscope

With Tom’s help, I was able to do my first timelapse experiment on the foldscope, that too in dark-field. Please look at Tom’s post for instructions to setup the dark-field modality here. For any Foldscope user (or microscope user for that matter), I think the first Aha! moment is when you see your first image […]

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Placing Marangoni instabilities under arrest

Submitted my first entry to the Gallery of Fluid Motion (GFM) contest organized by the American Physical Society 68th Annual Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) 2015 conference in Boston, MA. Check out the video and accompanying description below. Description Soap bubbles occupy the rare position of delighting and fascinating both young children and scientific minds alike. Sir Isaac Newton, […]

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