Tales from the Prep Room: High-speed Baubles
A Christmas Special
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Andy Marmery finds out what happens when he heats up a glass bauble filled with a tiny amount of water.
The results are, predictably, explosive. However, shooting the experiment at 18,000 and then 34,000 frames per second with a Phantom v1610 camera reveals the shattering forces at work.
Special thanks to Jo Cleaves and Vision Research.
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- Vision Research
- Andrew Marmery
- London, UK
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- The Theatre
Ed Prosser / Jo Cleaves / Royal Institution
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