You’re looking at high-speed footage of a tennis ball being served at 142 miles per hour. The video (below) was recorded at 6,000 frames per second. In the span of twelve frames—two thousandths of a second—the ball transmutes from a sphere into a fuzzy green patty, all but disappearing behind the rim of the racquet.
The Slow Mo Guys filmed a CD spinning up to 23,000 rpm at a genuinely incredible 170,000 frames per second. It's the highest frame rate they've ever employed on the channel, and it's pretty spectacular to watch. (For reference, the footage up top was shot at "only" 28,500 FPS.)
That smell has a name. It's called petrichor. For decades, scientists have speculated on where this smell comes from, but the mechanism behind the phenomenon has remained elusive. Now, researchers at MIT studying high-speed video of raindrops think they've found the answer: The smell is released in tiny aerosol clouds…
Inside this beaker is a 50-meter-long string of 8,000 beads. Watch what happens when you toss one end of the string out of the beaker. Prepare yourself – this is pretty wild.
Fuel and oxidizer. Together they make propellant, which can be used to launch a rocket – but for the best results, you need to find the right ratio. Too much of one or the other, and your exhaust velocity begins to drop. Less exhaust velocity means less thrust — and less thrust means you will not go to space today.
Ever wondered what it looks like to set a gas-filled camper on fire? Or drop a piggy bank on the running blades of an upside-down lawnmower? Or light 60,000 matches all at once? Wonder no more.
This is the slowest video YouTube's "Slow-Mo Guys" have ever done. That, in and of itself, is saying something. That it happens to be a video of bubbles popping just turns the whole viewing experience up to 11. Don't get us wrong, bursting bubbles has always been fun — but doing it turned down thousands of times…
That's just a fact. Case in point: this wonderful slice of eggy diversion, brought to you courtesy of the folks at PopSpot. No scrambling, no cooking, just 114 seconds of pure yolky, albumin-y egg ruination.
Please. For the sake of your eyebrows, your lawn, your place of residence and your general wellbeing, do not try this at home. Definitely don't try it at anyone else's home.
Witness the awesome power of a fully armed and operational package of rubber bands. This video shows exactly what it looks like when a watermelon detonates under the force of hundreds of rubber bands, in awesome HD, courtesy of The Slow Mo Guys.
I'm flabbergasted, dumbfound, and mindboggled. In fact, my whole mind is a bag of bbggglll after watching this high speed video of water drops falling. It's unbelievable how high speed photography can change your perception of the world.
Samsung has developed a new technology for LCD panels called Blue Phase, which it claims improves picture quality on its high-end LCD TVs. Called Blue Phase, the cost-efficient design eschews liquid crystal alignment layers, instead making its own, bringing production costs down. Current video image quality is driven…