Periodically, I feature a science video created by students. In this post, I would like to point you to a nice video produced by Reza M. Namin, an undergraduate student in mechanical engineering at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He is also doing research on the physics of fluids, specifically a phenomenon known as a “floating water bridge”, which was recently published in Physical Review and featured in Science Magazine’s ScienceShot. To better share their findings with others, Reza and his collaborators (fellow students and professors) created an informative and professional video, which describes the floating water bridge, how he and fellow students became interested in it, and how their research helps explain the forces behind the phenomenon.
Are you curious yet about what a floating water bridge is? Watch the video:
The video not only does a wonderful job of explaining the phenomenon but also shows how scientists go about testing hypotheses with a series of experiments. It’s a good example of how a video can complement a technical article and enhance understanding of the science. I liked how team members explained different aspects of the research, which were nicely illustrated with images, drawings, and other visuals. Most importantly, I was able to understand and follow the information provided in the video, even though fluid dynamics is not something I know much about. Great job, guys!
I hope to feature more student videos, so if you’ve produced one or seen one that you liked, please let me know.