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Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gets into the physics behind auto racing.

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YouTuber Sam O’Nella Academy why thorium is the BOMB – not literally, of course. You can’t even weaponize the stuff, which is why we started using uranium and plutonium in the first place.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay got himself invited to the John Pelham Artillery Competition, where cannon enthusiasts get to play with their expensive toys. Natch, he also got super-slow footage of cannon blasts and shockwaves.

 

Destin of SmarterEveryDay shows us how something we’ve probably never thought about works.

Two Vortex Rings Colliding

Destin of SmarterEveryDay spent four years chasing this problem and recreating it, then capturing it in slow motion, natch.

Gav and Dan, The Slow Mo Guys, take one piece of vinyl and spin it so fast it becomes about 50,000 pieces of vinyl. The results are obviously captured by a very high speed camera.

There’s a new use for those stale Easter marshmallows you have lying around – calculating a constant that governs the universe.

You’d think that bats and birds fly in similar ways—in fact, many scientists used to consider bat flight a minor variation of bird flight. But, with the aid of high-speed video, researchers have discovered that bat flight is much more complex than initially thought.

Biking Across Water in Slow Mo

Motocross pro Andy Bell attempts to prove physics in one of the coolest and trickiest motocross stunts—hydroplaning across The Slow Mo Guys’s pool.

On this episode of StarTalk, we take a deep dive into the complex, beautiful phenomenon of tides with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice.

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