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See The Sound

aircraft_sidecopy.jpgGary Settles sees things that most people can only hear or imagine. Operating out of Penn State's Gas Dynamics Lab, Dr. Settles has taken the art of Schlieren (or "streak") photography to new heights. The astounding stop-motion technique captures shock waves, heat and density fluctuations. Settles is applying these new video technologies to scientifically examine homeland security threats but this work is as much "art" as it is "science." Heir to the visual legacy carved out by "Doc" Edgerton, MIT's legendary inventor of the strobe, Settles research is astonishing and beautiful.


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