Here fluid is ejected as two flat plates collide, creating a sheet of silicone oil. The initially smooth sheet forms a thicker ligament about the edge. Gravity causes the sheet to bend downward like a curtain, and growing instabilities along the ligament cause the development of a wavy edge. The points of the waves develop droplets that eject outward. Not long after this photograph, the entire liquid sheet will collapse into ligaments and flying droplets. (Photo credit: B. Chang, B. Slama, and S. Jung)
We are no more than candles burning in the wind.
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Where there is a sea there are pirates.
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Behind an able man there are always other able men.
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Bay Observatory, opening April 17, 2013
Waterworks preview party postcard shoot, 1979, photo by Susan Schwartzenberg
They go together like peanut butter and a golf ball