brainwagon "There is much pleasure in useless knowledge." — Bertrand Russell

7Feb/04Off

You’ve gotta have balls…

Over the years I've been interested in complex and chaotic phenomena. Anyone looking at my desk would confirm this to be true. Sometimes I think scientists have all the fun though, like when they use half a million
ping pong balls
to study the motion of avalanches in snow. There are many unanswered questions, such as why avalanches produce so much low frequency acoustic energy. Cool stuff.