Sharing thoughts on cobras and snake cults of Ancient Egypt.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
High Impact Research!
Here is a teaser video made by Rich Johnston of one of the cobras falling onto the mud-brick floor.... "High-speed (slow-mo) footage of one of the breakage experiments carried out at Swansea University as part of a collaborative project between Egyptology and Materials Science. This is one of many clay cobras that were dropped onto a replica of an egyptian flooring material, and their fractures recorded and analysed. The research was sponsored by EPSRC Bridging the Gaps programme at Swansea University, and the high-speed camera equipment was from the EPSRC/STFC Loan Pool."