Fuck Yeah Double Emulsions !

"It's like catching the fish that swallowed the queen's ring", Herzog, by Saul Bellow

Elegant and mesmerizing, these double emulsions, drops inside of drops, are generated with microfluidics for studying physics, biology, chemistry, robotics, and material science.
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eightninea:— Gummy 




swigglies in a drop. sounds like an awesome plan for droplet-based microfluidics.

eightninea:
— Gummy 

swigglies in a drop. sounds like an awesome plan for droplet-based microfluidics.

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simonjamesmay:

vivian maier self-portrait

Vivian Maier’s self portrait-inside of her self portrait -is like a drop inside of a drop!

pixel-panda:

My giant eyeball costume. I couldn’t see a thing with it and had to drink with a straw, but it was so worth it! 

a head with a drop inside of a drop inside of a drop. need a new macrofluidic device… i am on it!

design-is-fine:

Hermann Schnauss, Electrograph of a brass wire gauge, 1900; albumen print; Albertina, Vienna, permanent loan of Höhere Graphische Bundes-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt, Vienna


cool—look’s possible with microfluidics.

(via dduane)

physicsindrops:

It is monodispersed double emulsion day. (image credits: L. L. A. Adams)

physicsindrops:

more perfection. (Image credit: L. L. A. Adams)

physicsindrops:

Monodispersed double emulsions remind you of the existence of perfection. These two component double emulsions are generated with a glass microfluidic device. The size of the outer oil droplet is controlled by the flow rates of the continuous and middle phases; the relevant shearing force on the outer droplet is the Stokes drag force. The size of the inner droplets is controlled by the diameter of the injection capillary, inner flow rate and the shearing force of the middle fluid. (Image credit: L. L. A. Adams)

thenewenlightenmentage:

If this theory is correct, we may live in a web of alternate timelines

The Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum physics has been around for nearly 60 years. It’s a highly controversial idea which suggests that our world — and everything in it — is constantly splitting into alternative timelines. If it’s correct, here’s what your true existence might actually be like.

Over a hundred years ago, the discovery of quantum physics ruined the party. Our comfortable, clockwork conception of universe was thrown into disarray with the realization that, at the micro-scale, there’s some crazy funky stuff going on.

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encapsulated “timelines”?  colossal-fluidics? 

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physicsindrops:

A Singularity inside a Singularity; Splitting a water drop during pinch-off of an oil drop.   When a fluid droplet breaks-off from a thinning fluid thread, the thickness of the fluid neck becomes vanishingly small at the point of snap-off leading to a singularity. The snap-off mechanism is driven by surface tension forces - surface tension reduces the surface area by decreasing the radius of the fluid thread.  
We add surfactants to the aqueous dispersed phase to generate ultra-low surface tension inner drops that are encapsulated inside of oil drops with a microfluidic device. As the outer oil drop pinches off, due to the Plateau-Rayleigh instability, a trapped water drop inside the oil neck deforms and stretches before splitting into two.  (Gif and emulsion credits: L. L. A. Adams)

physicsindrops:

A Singularity inside a Singularity; Splitting a water drop during pinch-off of an oil drop.   When a fluid droplet breaks-off from a thinning fluid thread, the thickness of the fluid neck becomes vanishingly small at the point of snap-off leading to a singularity. The snap-off mechanism is driven by surface tension forces - surface tension reduces the surface area by decreasing the radius of the fluid thread.  

We add surfactants to the aqueous dispersed phase to generate ultra-low surface tension inner drops that are encapsulated inside of oil drops with a microfluidic device. As the outer oil drop pinches off, due to the Plateau-Rayleigh instability, a trapped water drop inside the oil neck deforms and stretches before splitting into two.  (Gif and emulsion credits: L. L. A. Adams)