How a Tibetan singing bowl is making waves in physics
Scientists have finally turned their attention to a musical instrument that has been around for millennia.
Tibetan singing bowls are used in various places in Asia, mainly for ceremonial purposes.
When filled with water, their singing creates a storm of tiny waves and water droplets which had remained unexplained until researchers in Belgium and the US took a closer look.
BBC Science reporter Jason Palmer explains what they discovered.
Footage courtesy Denis Terwagne/John Bush/Nonlinearity
01 Jul 2011
- From the section Science & Environment