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Sand falling through water creates turbulence and complex patterns.
Where: Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6, Mezzanine
A twist of a knob sets water jets in motion, causing water in this giant cylindrical tank to spin. Soon, a tiny vortex appears at the surface, gradually swelling in size as it snakes downward.
Ordinarily, water freezes too slowly to be appreciated. Here, polarized light and an ultra cold slab let you watch water crystalize rapidly in real time. The colorful mosaic of ice that forms is different every time.
Water Waves is a multi-monitor video installation and time-horizon study of the power and beauty of ocean waves.
Some tiny aquatic organisms thrive in very salty water.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
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