We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

How Do Citrus Fruits Create Such a Strong Smell?

Video   Jul 05, 2019 | Original video from Tom Rocks Maths via YouTube

 

Citrus fruits contain small pockets of liquid which burst upon contact releasing a jet of strong smelling oil into the air. The strong smell is designed to attract animals to the site to help to spread the seeds of the fruit as far as possible. Andrew Dickerson at the University of Central Florida has recorded the squirting motion using high speed cameras to try to understand the exact process of these 'micro-jets' of citrus oil. 


This video is part of a collaboration between FYFD and the Journal of Fluid Mechanics featuring a series of interviews with researchers from the APS DFD 2017 conference. 


Sponsored by FYFD, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and the UK Fluids Network. Produced by Tom Crawford and Nicole Sharp with assistance from A.J. Fillo.


For more maths related fun check out Tom's website https://tomrocksmaths.com/ 

 
More Information
 
 
 

Recommended Videos

Ancient Rome’s Most Notorious Doctor

Video

Learn about the Greek physician and philosopher Galen of Pergamon, whose experiments and discoveries changed medicine.

WATCH NOW

Understanding the Link Between Learning and Addiction With Barry Everitt at BNA 2019

Video

Professor Barry Everitt, University of Cambridge, shares some incredible insight into the relationship between learning and addiction. As the first President of the Society of Neuroscience outside of the United States, Barry also discusses some of the challenges and opportunities for neuroscience research that he aims to address.

WATCH NOW

Future of Food: This Genetically Engineered Salmon May Hit U.S. Markets as Early as 2020

Video

People are eating more fish than ever, and a third of global stocks are threatened by over-fishing. A small company says its genetically engineered salmon can help meet the demand, as critics say it’s a step in the wrong direction.

WATCH NOW

 

Like what you just watched? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Analysis & Separations Applied Sciences Biopharma Cancer Research Cell Science Diagnostics Drug Discovery Genomics Research Informatics Proteomics & Metabolomics Immunology & Microbiology

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE