World’s First Car! and Car Safety- Veritasium

Physics is something that is directly applicable to car safety. Cars go fast, but they also sometimes collide with obstacles, which brings them to a sudden stop, subjecting the car and occupants to very high accelerations, which can cause injury or death. So the major idea to improve car safety is to reduce these accelerations and there are a number of ways to do this: Continue reading

Myth Busters Take on … The Table Cloth Trick and Inertia

Speed of pull and position of fabric factor in when you’re pulling a tablecloth out from under a bottle, but does type of fabric? Adam Savage is on the case.

Adam Savage carefully constructs the tablecloth Jamie Hyneman will pull out from under a fully set table … using a motorcycle.

You never knew Jamie Hyneman was a motorcycle man, did you?! Hear what he and Adam Savage have to say about the Tablecloth Chaos shoot and its results.

Deflategate Physics: Why Would the Patriots Want to Let the Air Out? – World Science Festival

As Europe worries about the risks of deflation on the global economy, American football fans wonder about the ramifications of deflation on their beloved sport—and how a potentially deflated win might impact one team’s push to the Super Bowl. Continue reading