With High-Speed Camera, Glimpsing Worlds Too Fast for the Eye - NYTimes.com
- When a water droplet gently drips into a puddle, it is subsumed in a spectacular â€” and almost invisible â€” series of steps. The droplet dances along the water surface, breaking into smaller and smaller parts until it is completely absorbed.
To the naked eye, it resembles nothing so much as a slight tremor along the water’s edge. But seen through the prism of a high-speed camera, it looks like the super-slow-motion death of a basketball’s bouncing.