Article by: Perry Romanowski

This seems like it would be a violation of the second law of thermodynamics but if you look at the system as a whole, the entropy of the universe continues to increase.  Pretty cool example of Laminar Flow though.

Laminar flow is a phenomena in which layers of a liquid flow parallel but do not experience any lateral mixing. When you’re making a cosmetic formula laminar flow is not a positive thing. You need lots of turbulent mixing to ensure that you create a homogenous mixture.

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2 comments

  1. Krista

    Wow! Wish I would have seen this example when I was 10. I would have directed myself towards a career in science!

  2. David

    Interesting – in what type of formulations can you expect it?

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