Parabolas (etc.) from Radiolab, which has the co-curator running around looking for parabolas everywhere we go.

A video inspired by the mathematician, Steve Strogatz. At the age of thirteen, Steve was astonished to find that pendulums and water fountains had a strange relationship that had previously been completely hidden from him.” 

It was pointed out in some comments on Vimeo that many of the shapes in the video are not parabolas but are actually catenaries. Since I won’t explain it best, you can check out more on parabolas vs catenaries next!

Thanks, @mindfulmimi

Updated video.

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