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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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Incredible micro-hairs on a bee wing (foldscope)

I observed incredible micro-hairs on a honey bee’s wings. Why do they form such a strange curving pattern on the edge? Is it to shed vortices? Puzzling, but fascinating..  

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What’s the go of it? – James Clerk Maxwell

Recently read this book on a flight. It’s a very quick read. What struck me especially was how he built an ‘imaginary’ mechanical model to explain electromagnetic results, that ultimately led to the famous maxwell equations. I took a snapshot of a page that I particularly liked. This is something that strikes a personal chord […]

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