Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Tonne Steel Ball
Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Tonne Steel Ball
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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Tonne Steel Ball - Tom Scott

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Hi, I'm Tom Scott. These are some of the things I've made and done. They'll probably come back to haunt me in a few years' time. (Want to get in touch about anything? Use the "contact me" link below, not YouTube messages!)

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The Bizarre Plan to Drain the Mediterranean: Atlantropa

Herman Sörgel wanted to create the largest civil engineering project the world has ever seen: a colossal dam across the Strait of Gibraltar, lowering the Mediterranean sea. There were, of course, a few problems with this. VFX by David 'Hoolopee' Post (http://youtube.com/hoolopee) Camera by Paul Curry (@cr3) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

Tilting an Icy Floor Until You Fall Over: WinterLab

If you're in Canada, you need good winter boots. But how do you know whether they're actually safe, or whether you'll fall over the first time you step on ice? This is WinterLab, part of the Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratories at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where they're testing winter shoes with science. More about the lab and their ratings: http://www.ratemytreads.com/ Thanks to Evan from Rare Earth for being camera op! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtGG8ucQgEJPeUPhJZ4M4jA Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

Inside The Giant American Freezer Filled With Polar Ice

Welcome to the US National Ice Core Laboratory in Denver, Colorado, where there's a giant freezer filled with 20km of ice cores from Greenland and the Antarctic. Here's why. Thanks to everyone at the US National Ice Core Laboratory! You can find out more about them here: http://icecores.org/ The Ice Core Laboratory is supported by the National Science Foundation: https://www.nsf.gov/ Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

How Overnight Shipping Works

Build your website with Squarespace for 10% off at http://squarespace.com/wendover Pre-order our new tshirt with the new logo: https://store.dftba.com/products/wendover-productions-logo-shirt Subscribe to Half as Interesting (The other channel from Wendover Productions): https://www.youtube.com/halfasinteresting Check out my podcast with Brian from Real Engineering: http://apple.co/2ydYZOd (iTunes link) http://bit.ly/2gyeFle (YouTube link) Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wendoverproductions Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Reddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Animation by Josh Sherrington (https://www.youtube.com/heliosphere) Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net) Thumbnail by Joe Cieplinski (http://joecieplinski.com/) FedEx 767, Fedex a300, Allegiant Airlines Md-83, Prime Air video courtesy PDX aviation DHl a300 video courtesy LEJ.approach/dvldi UPS 747-8 video courtesy UPS FedEx footage courtesy FedEx Music: “Cielo” by Huma-Huma, “Rhodesia” By Twin Musicom, “Ticker” By Silent Partner, “Not...

G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge

Thanks to the Starrship team for arranging this! I'm also over on their channel, flying with the Blades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWY3-1gOrxk • At the Royal Air Force training centrifuge in Farnbrough, pilots learn how to avoid G-LOC: g-induced loss of consciousness. Let's talk about g-force, about jerk, and about how to keep circulation flowing to your brain. FAQs: * Isn't 3.6g a really low g-tolerance? * Yep. Turns out I would not qualify to be a fighter pilot. The average range for g-tolerance is 4-6; no-one was expecting me to pass out. The centrifuge team do not deliberately try to G-LOC people! To be fair,...

The REAL Answer To The Viral Chinese Math Problem "How Old Is The Captain?"

Media outlets around the world went crazy over a 5th grade math exam question in China. But they all missed the real story! The problem actually dates back to French researchers in 1979. In this video I present the real story to the viral "Chinese" captain's age question. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Update thanks to comment from Markus Schüt: the origin dates back to 1841 in a letter Flaubert wrote! See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_the_captain My blog post for this video: https://wp.me/p6aMk-5rE Captain's age question "If a ship had 26 sheep and 10 goats onboard, how old is the ship's captain?" South China Morning Post http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2130892/26-sheep-10-goats-lot-flak-over-chinese-primary-school-maths-exam The Portal (Chinese) http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1971117 RT https://www.rt.com/news/417231-china-math-problem-sheep-goats/ BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42857864 Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/01/31/this-chinese-math-problem-has-no-answer-actually-it-has-a-lot-of-them/ Newsweek http://www.newsweek.com/can-you-solve-it-bizarre-math-exam-question-leaves-students-scratching-their-796005 Official response (Chinese). http://news.sina.com.cn/s/wh/2018-01-27/doc-ifyqzcxh0729685.shtml Sherlock Holmes' deduction in...

Is it Possible to Unboil an Egg? The Amazing Uncooking Experiment!

Is uncooking something possible? In this video I attempt to unboil an egg by using an unlikely ingredient that fully denatures the proteins. Then I dilute it allowing the proteins to refold to their original form. Then I show you how to "cook" an egg without actually heating it by using a strong base to denature the proteins. You can enter the ongoing Amazon Echo giveaway here! https://goo.gl/forms/neUCUFoI392NEHPw1 WARNING: This video is for entertainment purposes only. If you use the information from this video for your own projects then you assume complete responsibility for the results. My Other Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA19mAJURyYHbJzhfpqhpCA For more awesome videos checkout: What if...

How This Island Got 10% of Their Money by Chance

Get 2 months of Skillshare for 99¢ by being one of the first 1000 people to sign up at http://skl.sh/hai7 Get a Half as Interesting t-shirt: http://bit.ly/2xjHuw4 Suggest a video and get a free t-shirt if we use it: http://halfasinteresting.com/suggest Follow Half as Interesting on Twitter: http://twitter.com/halfinteresting Discuss this video on Reddit: http://www.Reddit.com/r/halfasinteres... Check out my podcast with Brian from Real Engineering: http://apple.co/2ydYZOd (iTunes link) http://bit.ly/2gyeFle (YouTube link) Check out my other channel: http://youtube.com/wendoverproductions

The World's Most Powerful Tidal Current: the Saltstraumen Maelstrom

Near Bodø in Norway, there's the strongest tidal current in the world: Saltstraumen Maelstrom, a constantly-changing rush of whirlpools, boils and vortices. It might not be quite the whirlpools of myth and legend, but it's still an impressive sight to see. I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

We Sent Garlic Bread to the Edge of Space, Then Ate It

The title says it all, really. Thanks to Barry from My Virgin Kitchen - go see him cook and test three different garlic breads here: https://youtu.be/jYPYbIO9BLE - and to Steve from Random Aerospace, http://www.randomengineering.co.uk/Random_Aerospace/Welcome.html ! Pull down the description for more details. This started as a conversation in a pub a few weeks ago, and turned into one of the more ridiculous videos I've ever done. We send home-made garlic bread skyward on a balloon; exposed it to the stratosphere, 35km up; successfully returned it to earth in a protective box; and then ate it. It tasted... cold. Audio mix by Matt...

Diceware & Passwords - Computerphile

How do you pick a secure password that's memorable but truly random? Dr Mike Pound explains Diceware The Diceware website: http://bit.ly/c_diceware (Diceware is a trademark of A G Reinhold) Another great thing to do with dice is play games :) -Sean Password Cracking: https://youtu.be/7U-RbOKanYs How to Choose a Password: https://youtu.be/3NjQ9b3pgIg https://www.facebook.com/computerphile https://twitter.com/computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: https://bit.ly/nottscomputer Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran's Numberphile. More at http://www.bradyharan.com

The Infinadeck Omnidirectional Treadmill - Smarter Every Day 192 (VR Series)

http://www.audible.com/Smarter or text "Smarter" to 500-500 Click here to subscribe for next video: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Behind the Scenes Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7UNo4fTUYc ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ I'm a huge fan of Ready Player One. Here's our podcast episode on Ready Player One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2s0x9CoegM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GET SMARTER SECTION Visit the Infinadeck website to see what http://www.infinadeck.com/ Damping Ratio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damping_ratio Control loop https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_loop Impedance Control https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impedance_control ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tweet Ideas to me at: http://twitter.com/smartereveryday I'm "ilikerockets" on Snapchat. Snap Code: http://i.imgur.com/7DGfEpR.png Smarter Every Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SmarterEveryDay Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day On Instagram http://www.instagram.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day SubReddit http://www.reddit.com/r/smartereveryday Ambiance and musicy things by: Gordon McGladdery did the outro music the video. http://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/ The thought is it my efforts making...

The US President's Bulletproof Railcar

US Car Number 1, the Ferdinand Magellan, sits in the Gold Coast Railway Museum in Miami. It's 120 tonnes of bulletproof, armoured railcar: a train carriage designed to move the President of the United States around the country in safety and style. At least, it was, until other transport came along to do a better job. Thanks to all the team at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum: they're at http://www.gcrm.org/, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GoldCoastRailroad/ ! [looks like their main site's down at the moment!] Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram...

10 Photos That Prove Your Life Is A Lie!

Top 10 Photos That Prove Your Life Is A Lie! Subscribe to Top 10s ► https://goo.gl/zvGBHe Description: Charlie from Top 10s counts down the top 10 Photos That Prove Your Life Is A Lie! For issues or inquires please email toptens@europe.com or message via YouTube. Social media: Subscribe ► https://goo.gl/zvGBHe Twitter ► https://goo.gl/VGwAQF Instagram ► https://goo.gl/9xUb4m Snapchat ► https://goo.gl/TDvT5e Facebook ► https://goo.gl/UTMgnZ App ► https://goo.gl/TBY2GD Google+ ► https://goo.gl/KhVsyt Intro music: MRVLZ - Never https://soundcloud.com/mrvlz

The Coastline Paradox Explained

The first 755 people to sign up for Brilliant will get 20% off their premium subscription: https://brilliant.org/RealLifeLore/ Get the RealLifeLore book here: http://amzn.to/2ieJLyN Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTO Music is by Brandon Maahs. Check out his website and music by clicking this link: http://www.brandonmaahs.com/audio-reel Animations courtesy of Josh Sherrington of Heliosphere: https://www.youtube.com/c/heliosphere Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealLifeLore/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealLifeLore1 Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/RealLifeLore/ Subreddit is moderated by Oliver Bourdouxhe Special thanks to my Patrons: Danny Clemens, Adam Kelly, Sarah Hughes, Greg Parham, Owen, Donna Videos explaining things. Mostly over topics like history, geography, economics and science. We believe that the world is a wonderfully fascinating place, and you can find wonder anywhere you look. That is...

Is It Dangerous To Talk To A Camera While Driving?

I'm visiting the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator, to answer a question: how unsafe is it for me to vlog while driving? Is vlogging while driving dangerous? The team at the simulator are the experts to ask. More about the National Advanced Driving Simulator: https://www.nads-sc.uiowa.edu/sim_nads1.php or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrivingSim Camera operator: Jasmine Putney Edited: Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

Archimedes and a Boat Lift: the Falkirk Wheel

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - The Falkirk Wheel sits between Edinburgh and Glasgow, in the southern parts of Scotland, and it's the world's only rotating boat lift. There's some very clever design going on here -- and some physics that goes all the way back to Ancient Greece.

The Strange St Pauli Elbtunnel

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - Under the Elbe river in Hamburg, Germany, lies the Old Elbe Tunnel in St Pauli. Like early 20th century tunnels around the world, it has lifts or stairs to take you down and under the river. But this is on a whole different scale to those you might have seen elsewhere... And go see Miniatur Wunderland, if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmg3Y64_s

The Potato Paradox

Skillshare: http://skl.sh/vsauce23 Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode. Origins of Colorado Potato Beetle: https://phys.org/news/2018-03-major-potato-pest.html Colorado Potato Beetle Genome Research and Propaganda History: https://news.wisc.edu/colorado-potato-beetle-genome-gives-insight-into-major-agricultural-pest/ Czechoslovakian American Beetle Propaganda Video: https://youtu.be/28N6TSaKQ-g USDA Food Composition Data: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2958?fgcd=&manu=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=50&offset=&sort=default&order=asc&qlookup=raw+cucumber&ds=&qt=&qp=&qa=&qn=&q=&ing= *********************************** Vsauce Links Website: http://www.Vsauce.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/VsauceTwo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VsauceTwo Hosted, Produced And Edited by Kevin Lieber Instagram: http://instagram.com/kevlieber Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevleeb Website: http://kevinlieber.com Research And Writing Contributions by Matthew Tabor https://twitter.com/matthewktabor VFX By Eric Langlay https://www.youtube.com/c/ericlanglay Special Thanks Paula Lieber https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality Special Thanks Michael Stevens https://youtube.com/Vsauce Select Music By Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/user/JakeChudnow

Catalan's Conjecture - Numberphile

With Dr Holly Krieger from Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Have a look at Brilliant (and get 20% off) here: https://brilliant.org/Numberphile More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More Numberphile videos with Dr Krieger: http://bit.ly/HollyKrieger Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/hollykrieger Some more reading on the topic: http://www.ams.org/journals/bull/2004-41-01/S0273-0979-03-00993-5/S0273-0979-03-00993-5.pdf Open Problems Group on Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/groups/open-problems-group Editing and animation by Pete McPartlan Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): http://bit.ly/MSRINumberphile We are also supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science. NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Numberphile_Sub Videos by Brady Haran Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile Brady's videos subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/BradyHaran/ Brady's latest videos across all...

The Most Complex Borders in Europe: Why Do We Have Nations?

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - Yes, plenty of folks already know about the most complicated borders in Europe, in Baarle-Nassau (the Netherlands) and Baarle-Hertog (Belgium). But why did we end up with this particular system? Why do we have nations in the first place? Most historians would say it goes back to something called the Peace of Westphalia, many years ago... BONUS LINK: My friend Dan W (@iamdanw) also took a trip there, and wrote up a lovely piece on the history of the two Baarles. It's worth a read; http://www.iamdanw.com/wrote/what-are-borders-anyway/

The Moiré Effect Lights That Guide Ships Home

I'd never heard of moiré effect beacons until I got an email asking me about them. It seemed like a really clever idea - but it was really hard to research. Or at least it was, until I stumbled upon one magic phrase that revealed its history. It turns out this thing's called an "Inogon leading mark" or "Inogon light" -- Inogon, not Inogen -- and it's a Swedish invention from the 1980s. But there's still a question: why is being used to mark an undersea cable, instead of guiding people home? (Full disclosure: there were some weird strobing effects from the...

Stirling Engines - the power of the future?

Stirling engines are having a bit of a revival. What are they, and how do they work? Could they generate our electricity in the future? Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Lindybeige More ranty videos here:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL92609E6F61F4E5A4 I like machines that show their workings. You can see all the parts of a stirling engine doing their jobs. Stirling engines are simple, but use a principle that may be unfamiliar to many viewers. One thing that you have to remember from your science classes is that gases expand and contract very rapidly indeed, making this sort of engine practical. Stirling engines are...

Single Point of Failure: The (Fictional) Day Google Forgot To Check Passwords

http://tomscott.com - @tomscott - I spin a (fictional) tale of the day that Google accidentally opened everything. Performed at GeekyConf, with thanks to Betsy Weber and Natalie Downe on camera.

Density Ball

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