Monday, September 15, 2008

Sound Waves on Fire

Sound Waves on Fire is a Youtube video that shows a standing wave on fire.  Any excuse for fire, I guess. 

According to Wired, "Reuben's tube is a classic way to demonstrate the concept of a standing wave. Pump some flammable gas into one side of a tube, and attach a speaker to the other side, and watch what happens to the columns of flames that issue from small holes along the top."
This was actually one of two of Cammie's favorites from the article.

[Edit: Link fixed. It's supposed to be the one with the waves that rock out to music.]

(From my friend Cammie, Wired. )

5 comments:

High School Senior Musings said...

Oh yes... I love this video.

Guy Danus said...

i dont mean to be a debbie downer, but that video you have up is of water vapor appearing around a supersonic plane.

this video has nothing to do with sound waves being on fire! :O

i think you have the wrong video link?

W. E. B. Du Blag said...

D'oh!

Fixed.

Justin Crisostomo said...

i kinda liked the water vapor jet better...

~vbvht

Warren "all-you-can-eat" Buffet said...

Nice. Geeks know where it's at. Science blows my mind.