“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Whistle while you work
Computational fluid dynamics was never my forte but I make a mean cup of tea. A
team at the University of Cambridge have addressed an issue that
thwarted acoustic scientists for years, namely how does a kettle whistle?
Apparently the answer lies in pressure pulses that form steam vortices that
produce sound. I wonder Oolong the research took?