Vortex Smoke Ring Collision

Two coloured rings collide, can you guess what will happen before seeing this?

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+38 1. mikesufc commented 15 years ago

wow! I find vortex rings brilliant. The rings are so perfect!
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+29 2. Dae commented 15 years ago

...Wow. Too bad it's in a such poor quality :|
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+7 3. Ovex38 commented 15 years ago

That's incredible! Can you imagine seeing that done on a large scale?! ..or under water... I wonder if this is done in a controlled atmosphere like helium gas or something to create the different aironomic effects.
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+6 4. coco123 commented 15 years ago

That was cool...
I didnt really get it..And no im not saying its bad i thought it really was cool
I just didnt under stand what they were :(
But i luv your vid :D :D :D :D :D :D
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+7 5. madmap commented 15 years ago

Nice :) Did those rings create other rings? Must have been one heck of adjustment till this worked as wanted!
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+4 6. SpikedSilver commented 15 years ago

i want colored cigarette smoke!
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+4 7. gargravarr commented 15 years ago

#3 From the looks of the video and the reynolds number mentioned at the sart of the video, i think the experiment was conducted in water/liquid.
Vortex rings are achievable in most liquids and gases that aren't too viscous. quite a few aerodynamic experiments are done using water as it lets you use slow everything down while still getting relevant results for air (it's all about having using the same reynolds number).

#4, have a look at vortex rings on wikipedia
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+5 8. NathaneM commented 15 years ago

in a large scale it could be a fireworks... no a cloudworks!
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+5 9. fugitivegoose commented 15 years ago

#(removed comment) Don't be gay. This is freaking cool.
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-4 10. DarkiKun commented 15 years ago

nice =O looks cool
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+4 11. THEHOFFY commented 15 years ago

ide love to see that done on a hight speed camera wud look extra awsome
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-3 12. gringo commented 15 years ago

Maybe I'm crazy, but at the last frame on the right side I see part of a face, an eye and mouth.
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+4 13. JerryD commented 15 years ago

Its absolutely Beautiful and beyond fantastic! :D
Is there any more of this stuff? Would love to see it! :)
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+4 14. seldomseen77 commented 15 years ago

We have an all time record: comment #(removed comment) with minus 50 votes!!
Recognize man, this is AMAZING, or go back to watching Michael Bay films
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+5 15. hippyju commented 15 years ago

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+5 16. skudtz commented 15 years ago

no you know what happens when two stars colide and leave those remnants of gas that we are seeing with the hubble telescope now in far off space.
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+5 17. Zeubest commented 14 years ago

Well, every body knows it : when blue and red collide, they make babies !

nice pictures, tks.
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0 18. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

That was cool I figured red and blue will be purple, but I did not expect the shapes..