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July 18, 2020

Vortex cannons fired in a 75-gallon aquarium produce vortices

Vortex cannons are fired in a 75-gallon aquarium to produce vortices. Each vortex was dyed a different color so researchers could observe how they interact.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DMR 1420570, DMS 1411694 and DMS 1715477.]

Learn more in the Harvard SEAS news story Unraveling turbulence: New insights into how fluids transform from order to disorder. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 18, 2020)

Credit: Video courtesy of Harvard SEAS

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