Tag Archive: physics


Four Revolutionary Riddles

Not about the war, but in terms of rotation. First, the riddles:

And then Veritasium gives us the answers:

From YouTuber Mark Rober, “I collected data at the carnival for a full day. Then I used that information to figure out which games are the biggest scams using science to analyze them and show you how to beat them. I also figured out how much the carnival actually pays for the prizes so even if you win, you lose. And then I visited the carnival with my professional baseball playing buddy to dominate all the games. It worked well.”

Discover the secrets of the ocean as Gav and Dan, The Slow Mo Guys, experiment with energy, frequency, vibration and learn why time is slowing down.

On this episode of Planet Slo-Mo: How does the shape of something affect how it moves? Gav and Dan, The Slow Mo Guys, explore the aerodynamics of themselves in a wind tunnel.

Pic of the Day – 3/8/19

A nighttime rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB, 12/22/2017.

The Awesomeness of Laminar Flow

Destin of SmarterEveryDay delves further into his rabbit-hole of fascination with laminar flow.

On this 2nd episode of Planet Slo Mo, we take a thermal look at a geyser and learn what makes them blow. Gav & Dan are Brits, so they pronounce it “geezer.”

Kurt Steiner set the world record for skipping stones by hurling a rock at the water and making it skip an astonishing 88 times. How is that even possible? WIRED‘s Robbie Gonzalez got coaching from Steiner to find out how he does it — and looked into fluid dynamics and physics to see whether we’ve reached the limit for skipping stones.

The hour record for cycling is very simple. It’s just one rider going as far as possible for one hour. WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez explores the physical power needed to push for 60 minutes and the equipment and track choices that can make or break the record.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay teams up with a champion bullwhip artist and some ultra-slow motion cameras and reflective markers to study the physics of what’s happening when cracking a whip breaks the sound barrier.

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