Science Nation - Physics of Animation

submitted by: nsf
In the multi-billion dollar movie and video game industry, making animations come to life is a crucial and revered skill. It takes a solid understanding of physics. For example, animators need to know things like how to cast shadows, how to direct the movement of their characters, and how objects, such as motorcycles, should maneuver. With support from the National Science Foundation, San Jose State University Physicist Alejandro Garcia has developed a course in physics for animators and...

Manipulation of Disk-Shaped Islands and Direct Measurement of Dipolar Elastic Interaction Forces Between Islands on Freely Suspended Smectic Films Using Optical Tweezers

submitted by: icamvid

Chool Soo Park gives a talk at the LC2CAM conference about his experiments involving islands on films, depolarized reflected light microscopy, and optical tweezers.

Fast Switching Electro-optical Films Based on Polymer Encapsulated Liquid Crystals and Carbon Nanotubes

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Lu Lu gives a talk about the effects of composition on performance of electro-optical films (EOFs) using polymer encapsulated liquid crystals and CNTs.

Optical Studies of Sub-monolayer Dye Films for Photo-alignment of Liquid Crystal Cells

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J. M. Dahdah talks about functionalized surfaces, their role in the development of nanostructures, their properties controlled by light, and their complex micro-structural environments.

International Space Station Hoax : Lost Tool Bag Hits The Close Fake Earth Model

submitted by: ArcAngel4Myke
Space Station Hoax- Lost Tool Bag Hits The Close Fake Earth Model -Space Walks Simulated in A Massive Water Pool. Classical music in this video is copyright free public domain, available to download and use from: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - I. Allegro con brio ALL NASA FOOTAGE USED IN THIS VIDEO IS PUBLIC DOMAIN. THE USE OF ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL IS USED UNDER THE GUIDELINES OF "FAIR USE" IN TITLE 17 § 107...