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Date: Thursday, December 21st, 2006, at 19:31
Subject: Colliding Lasers
Security: Public
Location:Tucson, Arizona
Tags:interference pattern, laser, superfluid

A EurekAlert about lasers mimicking the properties of superfluids uses the above image to illustrate its message. The caption reads, simply enough, “Princeton University researchers used lasers to model colliding shock waves in superfluids.” And somehow, the image communicates enough (not much, but enough) to make me appreciate that, get the punchline, and move on. I get the idea that the image was made using lasers, and it looks like something is colliding, so… Okay, I’m with you.

Or maybe it’s just the colors. I like the colors.
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