Whelp. Might as well pack it up now guys. Physics, the ever amazing scientific field that is also the occasional party-pooper of Pop culture, has found Bard's Black Arrow to be awfully lacking when it comes to killing Dragons. At least, so says Rhett Allain, Physics Lecturer and Wired Blogger!
So you have your awesome giant Jaeger and you want to use it to fight the mean Kaiju that are destroying your city. But there is a problem. Your Jaeger is here and the Kaiju are there. How do you get from here to there? Clearly, you need to fly. Well, not really fly. No, instead you will just get some helicopters to…
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Have you ever wondered how much bubble wrap you'd need to envelop yourself in to survive a 60-meter fall? Oh, what am I saying — of course you have. But I bet you've never actually sat down and worked through the physics to arrive at thoroughly reasoned answer.
A physicist carefully examined the way R2D2 flies in Attack of the Clones, and has come to a startling discovery. Examining the thrust of R2's flight, then adding in gravity and resistance, he discerned that R2's mass is 100 grams.