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The Biathlon: Firing Guns Under Pressure
The Biathlon: Firing Guns Under Pressure
The Biathlon: Firing Guns Under Pressure

The Biathlon: Firing Guns Under Pressure - 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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Welcome to one of the toughest winter sports - although it might not look like it. As well as being one of my regular videos, this is an ad for the Youth Winter Olympic Games! Subscribe to the Olympic YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1MFol69 - and see the full description for more links.

Discover more about the science of Lillehammer 2016: http://bit.ly/1MFol69

Over on the Olympics channel:
The Art of Monobob: http://bit.ly/1MFol69
The Technology of the Biathlon Rifle: http://bit.ly/1MFol69
The World's Largest Underground Cavern: http://bit.ly/1MFol69

and on my channel:
How To Make Snow: http://bit.ly/1MFol69
The Second Largest Freezer in Norway: http://bit.ly/1MFol69
700 Flavours of Soda Pop: Galco's in Los Angeles

Welcome to Galco's Soda Pop Stop, and the wonderfully knowledgeable John Nese. Thank you to John for his time, and to all the team at the Soda Pop Stop! You can visit them here: http://www.galcos.com/ In Highland Park, in Los Angeles, sits something that most business analysts would say couldn't exist any more: an independent store selling soda pop. 700 flavours of it. There was so much I couldn't include in this thanks to my dodgy camerawork -- the create-your-own soda section, John's absolutely perfect recommendation for a soda I'd like. But hopefully I got all the important parts! If you're...

G-Forces, Gliders, and Graveyard Spirals

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - Time to learn about graveyard spirals, while trying not to be in one! I was so far outside my comfort zone for this. Thank you to Bruce Duncan from the Edinburgh University Gliding Club, who got me safely up and down again, and to Alistair Hammond from the Loughborough University Gliding Club, who managed to talk me into experiencing serious G-forces for the first time in my life! We launched from Bicester Gliding Club. I'd seriously recommend giving it a go if you can!

Calling The Police Doesn't Charge Your Phone Battery

In Slough, outside the headquarters of Blackberry, I talk about an urban legend that's almost true: the idea that calling 999, the British emergency number, could actually charge your phone battery. It's not quite right, but it's close. (It's easy to make fun of Slough. There's no second part to that, it's just easy to make fun of Slough.) WEB: http://tomscott.com TWITTER: http://twitter.com/tomscott FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tomscott INSTAGRAM: @tomscottgo

Sinking Ship Simulator: The Royal Navy's Damage Repair Instructional Unit

http://tomscott.com - with many, many thanks to the Royal Navy and everyone at HMS Excellent! http://royalnavy.mod.uk How do you train sailors to save a sinking ship? Sure, you can teach them the theory, but there's no replacement for having to hammer softwood wedges into deck and bulkhead splits that are spraying cold, high-pressure water in your face. At HMS Excellent in Portsmouth sits Hazard, a Royal Navy Damage Repair Instructional Unit (DRIU). Every Navy recruit who's going out to sea will have to go through something like this -- and on a much harder level than we did! But then, they'll have...

Making an International Standard Cup of Tea

As far as I can find, no-one has actually made a International Standard Cup of Tea - ISO 3103 or BS 6008 - for the internet before. Lots of people have talked about it, but that's easy. Making one? That requires precision... and some specialist equipment. You can buy a professional tea tasting set from this Amazon UK affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2qfbxyr Thanks to Morag Hickman for letting me borrow her workshop for last-minute filming! She makes beautiful jewellery, like ring-keepers, dragon necklaces and rings that looks like ocean waves: https://etsy.com/shop/Errant Update: someone has found an earlier ISO cup of tea on the internet,...

Controlling An Airport From 80 Miles Away

London City Airport's getting a new control tower: but it's just going to be a large mast with 14 high-definition cameras on it. The actual tower will be 80 miles away, in the headquarters of NATS near Swanwick. It feels questionable: but is it? Thanks to all the team at NATS: you can find out more about the new tower here: https://www.nats.aero/services/airports/digital-remote-towers/ Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin London camera by Matt Gray, http://mattg.co.uk 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

Hottest New Road Bike Tech | Taipei Cycle Show 2018

The Taipei Bike Show is here and Ollie is on the ground at Asia's largest cycling trade show. In this video, he shows you the hottest new road bike tech that he's spotted. Which is your favourite? Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech The GCN Shop: http://gcntech.co/c8 GCN Tech Uploader: http://gcntech.co/upload Ollie loves a trade show and enjoys picking out the best bits for you cycling tech enthusiasts. From a $40,000 bike to a completely silent freehub system the Taipei Cycle Show has a lot to offer. Which is your favourite bit of tech? Let us know in the comments. 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure...

Cuba's Leuris Pupo Wins 25mRapid Fire Pistol Gold - London 2012 Olympics

Cuba's Leuris Pupo wins the gold medal with a score of 30 in the final of the men's 25m rapid fire pistol shooting event at the London 2012 Olympic Games (3 August). India's Vijay Kumar won silver in the event with China's Feng Ding claiming bronze. Subscribe to the Olympic channel: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 From just five shooting events at the inaugural 1896 Olympic Games to today there are 15 events in the Olympic programme, divided into three different groups: rifle, pistol and shotgun. The rifle and pistol competitions are held on shooting ranges, where marksmen aim at targets at distances of 10, 25 and...

Rachel Riley's Funny Bits - 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Part 1)

If you like what you see please subscribe - click here: http://bit.ly/ClipsBloopersBTSandBRoll Support this channel on Patreon - click here: http://bit.ly/CBBBonPatreon What happens if you soak Nutella in acid for 24 hrs? http://bit.ly/NutellaAcidBath Part 1 of Rachel Riley's funniest bits on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ilyp4ch_Y

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

Here's Why My Cheap Audi R8 was TOTALED! Major Factory Flaw Made my R8 Salvage!

Get Honey for FREE ▸ https://joinhoney.com/samcrac Save $$ this holiday season on sites like Amazon, eBay, AutoPartsWarehouse, Best Buy, J.Crew, TireRack, and more! Found It! We take a look under the hood and figure out why this car was totaled out. This should be an interesting rebuild! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samcracc/ Email Me: SamcracAuto@gmail.com Mail: Samcrac PO Box 713 Odessa, FL 33556

Black Hole - Emma Blackery vs Katie Steckles - Game On 1x03

Game 3, and it's the first elimination match! Either Emma Blackery or Katie Steckles is out, and it's a game of pure strategy, planning, and slightly over-the-top demonstration graphics. Playing in the tournament: EMMA BLACKERY, video gamer: https://www.youtube.com/birdyboots STEVEN BRIDGES, magician: http://youtube.com/stevenbridges HANNAH NICKLIN, game designer: http://patreon.com/hannahnicklin KATIE STECKLES, mathematician: http://youtube.com/st3cks The tournament is "double elimination", which means you have to lose twice -- or lose in the grand final -- before you're knocked out. Six shows, six games, only one winner. Game on. Production Facilities: YOUTUBE SPACE LONDON Floor Manager: JOSH HADLEY Game Producer: DAVID BODYCOMBE - @davidjbodycombe Editor: MICHELLE MARTIN - @mrsmmartin Director: MATT GRAY http://mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Producer: TOM SCOTT http://tomscott.com...

7 Illegal Things To Do In A British Election

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - Don't worry: unlike last time I did a video like this, I'm not actually going to attempt to do any of these. I swore off politics a long time ago! Purdah also applies to civil servants, who basically can't do anything public for weeks. All the government departments' Twitter and Facebook accounts will be going very quiet... Thanks to Chris Reynolds for camerawork!

Big Industrial Simulators in Finland

Mevea Simulation sit in Lappeenranta in Finland, and they may well make the greatest industrial simulators on Earth. I had to go check them out. They're at https://www.youtube.com/user/MeVEALtd BEHIND THE SCENES on the Park Bench: https://youtu.be/dvr0LzEb0ww And no, this isn't a sponsored video: I found out about them, emailed them out of the blue, and they were nice enough to agree to show us around and use their contacts to get us to the steelworks! (See the behind the scenes video for more!) SOCIAL STUFF: Twitter: http://twitter.com/tomscott Facebook: http://facebook.com/tomscott Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomscottgo Thanks to Matt Gray for directing! http://mattg.co.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/unnamedculprit Facebook: http://facebook.com/unnamedculprit Instagram: http://instagram.com/unnamedculprit

ᚼᛒ: Harald Bluetooth and Your Phone

The Jelling Stones, thousand-year-old Viking runestones, sit in the town of Jelling in Denmark. They tell the tale of Harald Bluetooth: one of the first kings of Denmark. Here's why his name is on your phone. 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 Sources for this video: http://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/the-monuments-at-jelling/the-jelling-stone/ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/697 http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1269737&page_number=2 (written by Jim Kardach himself!)

Nasser Al-Attiya v Valeriy Shomin - Skeet Shooting Bronze Medal - London 2012 Olympics

Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiya defeats the Russian Federation's Valeriy Shomin in a shootout to win the bronze medal at the Royal Artillery Barracks at the London 2012 Olympic Games (24 July 2012). Subscribe to the Olympic channel: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 From just five shooting events at the inaugural 1896 Olympic Games to today there are 15 events in the Olympic programme, divided into three different groups: rifle, pistol and shotgun. The rifle and pistol competitions are held on shooting ranges, where marksmen aim at targets at distances of 10, 25 and 50 metres. In the shotgun event, competitors shoot at clay targets propelled at a...

Ships, Mines and Magnetism

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - This weekend, the Royal Navy was offering public tours of HMS Defender, one of their new-generation Type 45 destroyers. It's an astonishing ship: about 8,000 tonnes of steel and high-tech equipment designed to defend an entire fleet against air and missile attack. There's another type of attack it's more vulnerable against, though: the sea mine. And by luck, there was a good example of mine defence docked a little way upriver...

The Collapsed Dam That Stopped Los Angeles

Los Angeles needed water, and lots of it. It still does. And that water comes from the LA Aqueduct, masterplanned by William Mulholland. The end of his career, though, wasn't such a triumph. This is the story of the St Francis Dam, and the collapse that stopped Los Angeles from taking over an entire valley. THANKS TO: Ed from Media Giraffes - go visit his channel for the 4K drone footage! https://www.youtube.com/user/mediagiraffes AND THANKS TO: Alex from Drone Gear - go visit his channel for drone reviews and giveaways! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMcrU0kyE_BMtgKysvt5uUA Also, here I am: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tomscott TWITTER: http://twitter.com/tomscott INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/tomscottGO

Launching An Entire Fireworks Display At Once

Human error has launched massive barrages of fireworks at the wrong time before. We're doing it deliberately! Camera and audio mix by Matt Gray: http://mattg.co.uk Edited by Michelle Martin: @mrsmmartin With thanks to Jonty for lighting Thanks to the team from Titanium Fireworks: http://titaniumfireworks.co.uk - this was not a sponsored video! 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

The US Government's $983 Freeze-Dried Urine

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, sells Standard Reference Materials, or SRMs for short. They're analysed, quantified, and certified substances: everything from metals, to elements, to food items... to, yes, freeze-dried urine. More about NIST and SRMs: https://www.nist.gov/srm 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

Drones vs Lightning ⚡

At the University of Manchester's High Voltage Laboratory, we see what happens when a DJI Phantom 3 drone gets hit with an electrical impulse of 1.4MV - basically, a lightning strike. Actually, two Phantom 3 drones. We had a backup. Thanks to the team at the High Voltage Lab! Here's their side of the story: http://www.mub.eps.manchester.ac.uk/science-engineering/2017/04/10/drone-vs-lightning/ And here's a teardown of the drone: http://www.mub.eps.manchester.ac.uk/science-engineering/2017/05/11/inside-the-drone/ The University of Manchester's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/universitymanchester You can also follow on Twitter: The HV Lab http://twitter.com/HighVoltage_UoM Vidyadhar Peesapati http://twitter.com/DrViddy Manchester Energy http://twitter.com/mcr_energy School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering http://twitter.com/eeemanchester Main camera: Fraser Cottrell / http://www.frasercottrell.com Edited by Michelle Martin / @mrsmmartin Audio mix by Matt Gray...

How To Make Snow

In Lillehammer, Norway, it's time to make some snow. With science. As well as being one of my regular videos, this is an ad for the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games! Subscribe to the Olympic YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1MFol69 - and see the rest of this description for more links. Discover more about the science of Lillehammer 2016: http://bit.ly/1ORyQEE Over on the Olympics channel: The Art of Monobob: http://bit.ly/1KK4zUp The Technology of the Biathlon Rifle: http://bit.ly/1JM6g8I The World's Largest Underground Cavern: http://bit.ly/1SnTwX6 BONUS LINKS! If you've come down this far, you can see also my videos for Wednesday and Friday in advance: The Second Largest Freezer in Norway:...