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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2016, 03:29:56 PM »
This is  fun stuff by Veritasium. There are lots of other short vids there.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgrXd0NM2y8

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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2017, 01:53:10 PM »
Aardman animation and William Shatner with the BBC on Mars:
(worth a watch)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04vjrh0

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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2017, 11:09:34 PM »
In case anybody is alive and wants to see it

https://youtu.be/lZmqbL-hz7U

Spaces live stream of a rocket launching into space
But, uh...well there it is.

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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 07:05:59 PM »
Here is one that is in the same ballpark as the one Books showed us on the previous page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HboF1R-ILg

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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2017, 02:02:23 PM »
Stunning short film about the Apollo moon landing made from astronauts' photos



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Motion designer Christian Stangl and composer Wolfgang Stangl created this gorgeous short film, titled LUNAR, from thousands of NASA photographs taken by astronauts.

This is a really cool video, watch here...do it. NOW. GO FULL SCREEN AND TURN UP THE VOLUME:
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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2017, 02:32:30 PM »
^^^
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Very nice. I'm probably gonna watch that video many times.  :tellmemore:


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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 06:21:33 AM »
Full cloud inversion at the Grand Canyon:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurageiser/watch-the-grand-canyon-get-swallowed-by-a-thick-fog?utm_term=.wl0WyRXgZK#.rbkWQZv9Nj

My question... How is this different from fog?

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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2017, 10:23:14 AM »
Full cloud inversion at the Grand Canyon:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurageiser/watch-the-grand-canyon-get-swallowed-by-a-thick-fog?utm_term=.wl0WyRXgZK#.rbkWQZv9Nj

My question... How is this different from fog?

It isn't, sorf of,  but it is a superb piece of cinematography, or videography, and I don't care - so there!  :nanana:
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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2017, 04:51:13 PM »
Full cloud inversion at the Grand Canyon:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurageiser/watch-the-grand-canyon-get-swallowed-by-a-thick-fog?utm_term=.wl0WyRXgZK#.rbkWQZv9Nj

My question... How is this different from fog?

I usually associate fog with the sea, but whatever this is it's incredibly beautiful and cool.
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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2017, 06:34:24 AM »
Agreed Gloucester and BCE - it's very mesmerizing...

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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2017, 06:47:45 AM »
Why is it that "fog" seems to dank and dismal whereas "mist" is all mystical and ethereal?

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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2017, 07:40:32 AM »
This is something I have to try!

Cheap, fun demo of vacuum power!

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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2017, 12:33:28 PM »
Why is it that "fog" seems to dank and dismal whereas "mist" is all mystical and ethereal?

"Head down he tramped his way, wearily, through the London mist . . ." just doesn't cook the cookie somehow.
:snicker:


This is something I have to try!

Cheap, fun demo of vacuum power!



Question: what would this be used for?
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Re: Fun Science Videos
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2017, 12:58:31 PM »
Why is it that "fog" seems to dank and dismal whereas "mist" is all mystical and ethereal?

"Head down he tramped his way, wearily, through the London mist . . ." just doesn't cook the cookie somehow.
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This is something I have to try!

Cheap, fun demo of vacuum power!



Question: what would this be used for?

Well, at the RAF experimental place there was a giant vacuum gun that was built to shoot frozen chickens, at Mach 2, at Concorde windscreens...SUPER-SPLATTT!!! Safer than pumping up a big pressure tank to 1000 pounds per square inch and letting rip with that.

There are basic principles to be taught about construction, vacuum, air pressure, material strength ... that this thing could be used to teach kids. Let's face it, most kids, boys especially, like shooting drinks cans off walls. The more fun, the more destruction, the more sticks.

My favourite back-yard demo was a flour bomb. Large biscuit tin with a small hole in the base for a small funnel, a night-light candle, some fine flour, a long plastic tube and a tyre pump (or a big puff). Stand tin on two bricks or something, funnel in hole with plastic tube attached, flour in funnel. Place and light candle, put lid on. Connect pump to tube.

Dramatic count down, hit pump. Flour gets blown out of funnel in finely dispersed cloud. Cloud hits candle flame and rapid flame front created - expanding air/gas blows tin lid off. Gets even more fun if you add magnesium powder to flour.

Dust explosions can be dangerous, I know, been in the middle of one...
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