Tag: high-speed

Jun 23, 2016

Holding an Explosion at 20,000 Frames Per Second

Holding an Explosion at 20,000 Frames Per Second

Google up, science is about to happen

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Jun 15, 2016

Close-Up of the First Mechanical Gear Ever Found in Nature

Close-Up of the First Mechanical Gear Ever Found in Nature

The biological form of a mechanical gear was observed in juvenile planthoppers, a common insect found in gardens across Europe

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Apr 12, 2016

50 ft Flamethrower in Super Slow Motion 4K

50 ft Flamethrower in Super Slow Motion 4K

The Slow Mo Guys test out a flamethrower capable of spewing a trail of fire 50 ft long, capturing all the action with their 4K high-speed cameras

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Mar 9, 2016

Pouring Molten Salt Into a Tank of Water

Pouring Molten Salt Into a Tank of Water

The Backyard Scientist uses a high-speed camera to capture explosive results of pouring molten salt into water

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Feb 4, 2016

The Mystery of Prince Rupert’s Drop at 130,000 FPS

The Mystery of Prince Rupert’s Drop at 130,000 FPS

Destin of ‘Smarter Every Day‘ explores the mystery of Prince Rupert’s drop using an ultra high speed camera

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Nov 12, 2015

Extreme Close-Up Video Shows How Ballpoint Pens Work

Extreme Close-Up Video Shows How Ballpoint Pens Work

See what happens when the tip of this ballpoint pen hits the paper.

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Mar 26, 2015

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

The critical ‘spin rate’ for a CD is 23,000 RPM. Anything more and the CD will shatter and explode into hundreds of pieces. The Slow Mo Guys decided to film this phenomenon with a Phantom v2511, which—at its lowest resolution—is capable of filming at an incomprehensible 1 million frames per second (FPS). For this…

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