Tag Archive: science

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.


Destin of SmarterEveryDay made this video for his precision-engineer father.

Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb

We’ve heard of people getting revenge on package thieves by filling old Amazon boxes with dog poo and leaving them out. But this NASA engineer takes it to a whole nother level: he spent six months refining the ultimate package-thief trap, filled with a volcano of exploding glitter and recurring blasts of fart spray, and tricked out with motion sensors, GPS tracking, data transfer to the cloud, and 360-degree camera angles to capture the hilarity. Best part? Two of them open it IN THEIR CARS. Aw, the schadenfreude.

How Fast Does Glass Crack?

Gav and Dan of the The Slow Mo Guys set their super-fast cameras for absolutely insane frame rates to learn how fast 5 millimeter tempered glass cracks. Three pieces of glass were harmed in the making of this video.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay teams up with Turkish mathematician named Doga, whose blog “Bi Lim Ne Güzel Lan” roughly translates roughly to “Science is Awesome Dude.”

Destin of SmarterEveryDay uses Schlieren imagery to get into the physics of faster-than-sound objects and the shock waves they produce.

Want to know what it’s like to live in free-fall? Astronaut Mike Massimino is on this episode of StarTalk to tell you about the unexpected side effects of living in orbit, along with comedian Chuck Nice.

Waking Up With a Foreign Accent

One day they felt sick, the next they were jabbering away with thick foreign accents. One can now pass for Russian. Another has developed a French lilt. The third sounds Chinese. 60 Minutes Australia explores Foreign Accent Syndrome, a condition that’s as rare as it is strange.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay used Schlieren imagery to get amazing slo-mo footage of shockwaves.

Total Recall

Imagine being able to remember every minute detail of your life. You can recall what the weather was like, what you were reading or what you wore to the shops at any minute, any hour or any day stretching back decades. It sounds like some kind of parlour trick, but it’s actually a real and very rare medical phenomenon.

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