Up first will be the second biggest whirlpool in the world, The Saltstraumen - a rapid sprint across a 0.25km tidal split, where up to 400,000,000 cubic metres of seawater forces its way through a 3km long and 250-metre wide strait every six hours, with water speeds reaching 22 knots.
The brothers' final swim will be The Mosktraumen, an 8km point to point crossing between the islands of Vaeroy and Mosken across the strongest and biggest whirlpool in the world.
As expected, in experiments with water or with viscous ethylene glycol, the spinning platter swirled the liquid above it to create whirlpools
. But the throats of those whirlpools
tapered to surprising shapes at the platter's surface, the team reports in the May 5 Physical Review Letters.
"We find that a lot of men like the deeper massage of the whirlpool
, and a lot of women like the lighter massage of the airbath," says Russell Adams, vice president for business development for MTI Whirlpools
available to women for relaxation during labor may contain bacteria that are not eliminated by hospital cleaning protocols, Dr.
* More confidence: LASCO goes to great lenghts to produce their whirlpools
with the ultimate care in quality and workmanship.
They note that any system with differential rotation -- rotation that shears apart adjacent circulating layers in the disk -- can generate such whirlpools
Integrated shower systems incorporate a range of goodies into one compact unit, including various body jets and sprays, hand showers, lighting, footbaths, and even audio-video equipment and steam generators: many features that are available in whirlpool
tubs but don't make you wait for the tub to fill--a chief reason why many whirlpool
units often sit empty.
In the past half-year, Whirlpool
has revealed agreements to cooperate with Moulinex on making microwave ovens and Tupperware on product development and joint marketing (see page 108).