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

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…

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This Video Is 2D And 3D Simultaneously: the Pulfrich Effect

This Video Is 2D And 3D Simultaneously: the Pulfrich Effect Hold on tight, because with a stabilised camera shot and a pair of sunglasses, you’re about to see a video that works in both 2D and 3D at the same time. The technique’s called the Pulfrich Effect, and this is how it works. The BBC’s…

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Why Hold Music Sounds Worse Now

Why Hold Music Sounds Worse Now It’s not your imagination; hold music on phones really did sound better in the old days. Here’s why, as we talk about old telephone exchanges and audio compression. Thanks to the Milton Keynes Museum, and their Connected Earth gallery: http://www.mkmuseum.org.uk/ – they’re also on Twitter as @mkmuseum, and on…

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Why California’s Musical Road Sounds Terrible

Why California’s Musical Road Sounds Terrible In Lancaster, California, there’s a musical road. When you drive over it, it plays the William Tell Overture. Unfortunately, it’s out of tune. Here’s why. Thanks to David Simmons-Duffin, who figured this out about nine years ago: http://davidsd.org/2008/12/honda-needs-a-tune-up/ — he seems to be the first to have figured out…

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I Can’t Show You How Pink This Pink Is

I Can’t Show You How Pink This Pink Is I can show a brighter pink. I can show a more saturated pink. But I can’t show you this pink. Not quite. More about Stuart Semple and his pigments: https://www.culturehustle.com/ [that’s his store, we overloaded Stuart’s personal web site, http://www.stuartsemple.com, within a few minutes…!] (I reached…

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An Elevator That Actually Goes Sideways

An Elevator That Actually Goes Sideways I’ve filmed a paternoster lift; I’ve filmed the strange Genoa elevator that sort-of goes sideways. So when I got an email from Thyssenkrupp, an elevator company, saying “come and see our Multi elevator that actually goes sideways”, I wasn’t going to turn it down. Full disclosure: Thyssenkrupp paid for…