Tag: physics

Nov 22, 2021

Building Lego Vehicles To Cross Progressively Longer Gaps

Building Lego Vehicles To Cross Progressively Longer Gaps

Testing a Lego car against longer and longer gaps that it needs to drive over

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Oct 28, 2021

Veritasium Rents a Helicopter to Settle a Physics Debate

Veritasium Rents a Helicopter to Settle a Physics Debate

The story of a controversial physics question on the qualifying exam for the 2014 US Physics Olympiad team

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Jul 20, 2021

The Weird Way a Stretched Out Slinky Drops to the Ground

The Weird Way a Stretched Out Slinky Drops to the Ground

I was not expecting that

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May 25, 2021

This Pipe Transfers Heat 100x Faster than Copper and Can Cut Through Ice with Just the Heat of Your Hand

This Pipe Transfers Heat 100x Faster than Copper and Can Cut Through Ice with Just the Heat of Your Hand

The world’s fastest heat conductor is amazing

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Apr 21, 2021

Remembering the 1968 Olympics When One Man Defied Convention and Changed a Sport Forever

Remembering the 1968 Olympics When One Man Defied Convention and Changed a Sport Forever

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, high jumper Dick Fosbury shocked the world

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Apr 15, 2021

Invisible Rube Goldberg Machine 🤯

Invisible Rube Goldberg Machine 🤯

Scientist Masahiko Sato uses glass, oil, and refraction to create an invisible Rube Goldberg machine

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Mar 18, 2021

The World’s Heaviest Weight

The World’s Heaviest Weight

How do you measure big forces accurately? By calibrating your force transducer on the world’s biggest weight – 1,000,000 pounds of force

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Dec 28, 2020

Carbon Fiber is 10x Stronger Than Steel, Unless You Do This

Carbon Fiber is 10x Stronger Than Steel, Unless You Do This

If you put carbon fiber under any load other than tension, the strength just disappears

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Nov 30, 2020

4K: Spinning an Apple Until it Explodes at 28,500 FPS

4K: Spinning an Apple Until it Explodes at 28,500 FPS

Compressed air can be used to levitate rounded objects. Sometimes said rounded objects start spinning so fast that they give up on being round objects.

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Jul 29, 2020

This ‘Magnus Effect’ RC Plane Looks Like a Push Reel Mower and Yes, It Flies

This ‘Magnus Effect’ RC Plane Looks Like a Push Reel Mower and Yes, It Flies

Who said lawn mowers can’t fly

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