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Circling Wave Umbrella

Circling Wave Umbrella
Fluttering waves whirl around the edge, creating patterns of evenly spaced ripples.

The fluttering waves that whirl around the edge of the umbrella show how random motion can create a regular pattern. As the fabric spins it forms pockets of swirling air that set it flapping like a flag in the wind. But unlike a flag, this cloth is bound into the shape of a circle. The waves bump into each other as they spin, interacting to create patterns of evenly spaced ripples.