Despite only giving you about a second of excitement at launch, model rockets are still a fun way for us (non-billionaires) to live out our dreams of space travel. But have you ever wondered what’s happening inside a model rocket engine while you’re standing a safe distance away from ignition?
Laser hair removal might be the most requested cosmetic procedure, but how does it work?
Many of you may remember this slow motion video from a little over a year ago. The American Chemical Society has now taken this footage—shot at an astounding 4,000 frames per second—to explain what’s actually happening at the molecular level when a match is struck.
On a scale of one to mundane, relighting a candle with a match sits just a little higher than watching paint dry. But as with almost anything, film a candle at 2000 frames per second, and things get much more interesting — and weird.
Fruit may be the best thing to blow up because all that pulp, juice, seeds, peel, skin make for great gory guts in explosions. This slow motion explosion of an orange is as good as explosions get. In fact, it almost looks like a mini version of our Sun going supernova and exploding on itself.
Lasers? Fun. Slow motion? Beautiful. Shooting things with lasers and recording what happens in slow motion? That'll be what happens in this beautiful video.
George and Wesley Bryan turn the stodgy old game of golf into an extreme sport with their wacky trick shots. They're so well-timed and precisely coordinated, you'd probably lose track of that little white ball with your naked eye. Thank goodness for GoPro and slow-mo footage.
The focus. The determination. The body control. The complete satisfaction. It all comes together when a dog jumps in the air for a treat. It's so fun to see, the dog jumps in the air without ever thinking about landing, it's 100 percent concentrated on the treat. And once it chomps down, that face of happiness is gold.
Super slow-motion footage turns even the mundane motion of a circular saw into a spectacle worth watching. Vision Research's Phantom cameras have long been the masters of the medium, with their absurdly high frame rate possibilities up to a million frames per second. And its monster camera just got even faster.
How do you make a puff adder—the snake that causes the most snakebite fatalities in the whole of Africa—even more more scary? Weirdly, by slowing down its attack in super slow-motion.
What's your favorite thing to see explode? Never thought about it? How could you. I think it might have to be the watermelon The hard outer shell of the fruit makes for perfect fragmentation, the watermelon's shape holds an explosive pretty darn well and its red flesh makes for colorfully gory splashes (especially…
We already knew that hydrophobic surfaces are extremely fun—but they're even better in super slow motion. The Slow Mo guys recently paid GE a visit and shot some footage of their latest projects in their trademark super slow motion—including a hydrophobic coating GE is developing to keep wind turbines free of ice.
Normally coffee gets you all hyped up, but this slow motion footage of an espresso shot being pulled is so relaxing I can hardly take my eyes off it.
The beautiful Milky Way is above us and around us but is also actually in our coffee cups too. What? Just watch Modernist Cuisine pour creamer into coffee in super slow motion, it's like watching another galaxy form or something. Life should have a slow motion mode so we can appreciate the little things.
I just can't stop looking at how the drops carve the water, one after the other, making a hole in it. The experiment was captured by the Brigham Young University's Splash Lab. Here's their description of what's happening:
It's no secret that dogs plus great photography and super slow motion have the power to mend the wounds of the world. Who doesn't want more of that? You do. We all do. Here.
There are few better sentences than one that includes the words "giant", "bubbles", "exploding" and "slow motion". Well, there's one thing better: a video that fits that sentence.