March 22, 2012, by Fraser Wilson
YouTube sensation: Nottingham students’ vortex cannon video goes viral
Fancy checking out a video of University of Nottingham students playing with a homemade vortex cannon? If the answer’s yes – you’re not alone. In the last two days, the video from University Radio Nottingham’s The Science Show has leapt from around 30,000 views to well over 250,000.
To see exactly why so many people have tuned in to see what you can do with a box with a hole in it, some smoke and a load of paper cups, then watch the video now:
The science behind the smoke rings is explained over at The Science Show’s website.