OT: The Magnus Effect

Submitted by denverblue on July 16th, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Psych! #sorrynotsorry

I thought this was a cool demonstration of the Magnus effect:

http://www.iflscience.com/physics/spinning-basketball-drops-and-swerves…

The video was pretty informative and worth checking out if you liked what you saw above:

https://youtu.be/2OSrvzNW9FE

Anyone who knows more about physics/alternative energy/general what-have-you please feel free to chime in!

EDIT: Evidently y'all are sensitive to the fact that things going viral get posted here. Besides which, science-y things get posted around here all the time. It's still the OT-season and I checked to make sure it hadn't already been posted. I found it to be some really cool science and thought I'd share it with like-minded folk. Plus, I wanted to see how Magnus responded and he did not dissapoint.

Comments

Michwolverinefreak

July 16th, 2015 at 3:35 PM ^

At first my computer was skipping real bad and I thought it was a balloon. Thought it was some crazy science shit.

A balloon that was defying gravity... and blowing holes in the ocean... Goddammit MSU, way to freakin educate me.

BlueMan80

July 16th, 2015 at 4:06 PM ^

Bombs needed to skip, stop at the dam, then sink down along the wall of the dam before exploding.  There was a Nova a few years ago with a group of engineers and scientists "reinventing" the dam busting bombs and using a small scale dam they built to prove it all actually worked.

jdon

July 16th, 2015 at 4:16 PM ^

I am so tired of people posting the same shit that is floating around facebook on mgoblog.

We get it, it's fuckign amazing.

but seriously, leave shit like this to facebook.

love you,

jdon

 

GoBlueDenver

July 16th, 2015 at 4:49 PM ^

So YOU'RE the bastid who took the account name I wanted, mere days before I signed up. Please stop saying things like psych and #sorrynotsorry. Those are mine.