A Vortex Tied in Knots: UChicago physicists succeed in creating a vortex knot

A Vortex Tied in Knots: UChicago physicists succeed in creating a vortex knot

(Music) (Thud.. rattle) [WILLIAM IRVINE] The main result of our paper is that we’re reporting the creation, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time, a vortex, but not a trivial vortex in a loop, but tied into a knot. Knotted vortices, and knotted configurations inflows have been conjectured for almost a century. […]

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Why Are Your Headphones Always in a Knot?

Why Are Your Headphones Always in a Knot?

Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this episode of SciShow. [♩INTRO] Sometimes, headphones are just the worst. It seems like every time I want to whip out my earbuds and go for a run, I’m stuck untangling a huge knotted mess. I swear I try to keep them organized, but nothing seems to work. Believe it […]

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