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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Champagne Science - Happy New Year 2014
This is a cork popping out of a champagne bottle, as imaged by a high-speed infrared camera. The infrared light lets you see the plumes of carbon dioxide that shoot out of the bottle’s mouth behind the cork. Carbon dioxide is invisible to the naked eye; the fog you might have noticed around the mouth of opened bottles of fizzy drinks isn’t the carbonation. It’s a combination of water vapor and ethanol vapor.