Woah dude, i just watched this video and now i'm late for work, time travel man, it's a bitch.
I really don't understand how this works, but I still want one.
You can actually see an exhibit demonstrating the same effect at the Montshire Museum of Science (www.montshire.org) in Norwich, Vermont... or at least you could when I was in seventh or eighth grade. The way it works is fairly simple; what the human eye perceives as a steady stream of water is actually drops of water moving very quickly. The strobe allows the eye to see the individual drops for a split second. The drops fall at a steady rate, so by varying the speed of the strobe you can alter the position in which the light catches the drops, if you smoothly alter the speed you can make it appear as though an individual drop is moving quite slowly when in fact you're actually seeing many drops in different positions.
no no, it's magic...
It's still at the Montshire. My kids and I were playing with it on Monday.
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