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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
Biathlon | How They Train | TIME

TIME's Sean Gregory gets a shooting lesson from U.S. Olympic favorite Tim Burke as he trains for the games in Vancouver. Subscribe to TIME ►► http://po.st/SubscribeTIME Get closer to the world of entertainment and celebrity news as TIME gives you access and insight on the people who make what you watch, read and share. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2EFFA5DB900C633F Money helps you learn how to spend and invest your money. Find advice and guidance you can count on from how to negotiate, how to save and everything in between. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYOGLpQQfhNKdqS_Wccs94rMHiajrRr4W Find out more about the latest developments in science and technology as TIME’s access brings you to...

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...

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!

The art of Monobob | Science of YOG with Tom Scott

New to the Youth Olympic Games, Monobob sees athletes competing in a one person bobsleigh. From the push start to navigating the track, Tom Scott looks at the science of the event. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 The second largest freezer in Norway: http://bit.ly/1m7WJ0u Discover more about the science of Lillehammer 2016: http://bit.ly/1ORyQEE Tom Scott's channel: http://bit.ly/1nz9jH5 Find more about the Olympic Games at http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games Follow your favourite athletes on the Olympic Athletes Hub: http://hub.olympic.org/

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

The technology of the Biathlon rifle | Science of YOG with Tom Scott

With time penalties incurred for missed targets, the shooting element of the Biathlon is important for athletes to get right. Tom Scott explores how the Biathlon rifle has been developed to assist athletes and discusses how further technology could impact the sport. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Firing the Biathlon rifle under pressure: http://bit.ly/23DlS54 Discover more about the science of Lillehammer 2016: http://bit.ly/1ORyQEE Tom Scott's channel: http://bit.ly/1nz9jH5 Find more about the Olympic Games at http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games Follow your favourite athletes on the Olympic Athletes Hub: http://hub.olympic.org/

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...

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...

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:...

Tom Fell Through A Frozen Lake In Estonia

On a bench in Tartu, Estonia, we welcome Paul (@cr3) along with art from Simon (@mushybees) to talk about our road trip, an abandoned submarine base, and, yes, the incident where Tom fell through ice into a frozen lake. Also, rainbow Comic Sans. TOM: http://youtube.com/tomscottgo -- MATT: http://youtube.com/unnamedculprit -- PAUL: http://twitter.com/cr3 And thanks to our artist, Simon Coxall, http://twitter.com/mushybees !

The Second Largest Freezer in Norway

The famous Lillehammer Bobsleigh Track! Massive, fast, and working in summer. Here's how. 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/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 How To Make Snow: http://youtu.be/IQ3kQPWlU-o BONUS LINKS! If you've come down this far, you can see also my video for Friday in advance: The Biathlon: Firing Guns Under...

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 Ideal Air Rifle Shooter with Abhinav Bindra [IND]

Former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra discusses the anatomy of Air Rifle shooters and reveals the attributes needed to be the perfect athlete in the sport. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Find more about the Olympic Games at http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games Follow your favourite athletes on the Olympic Athletes Hub: http://hub.olympic.org/

Seeing Other People's Steam Accounts: The Christmas Caching Catastrophe

On Christmas Day, someone at Steam changed a setting and brought down their whole games platform. I wasn't expecting to do a video this Christmas, but when enough people tweet me, it turns out I can be convinced... (I should note: while Steam have officially confirmed "a caching problem", I've got no privileged information about the specifics. It's possible (but unlikely, I think) this was a misconfiguration at Akamai, or a bizarre server bug that happened to exactly match a much more likely caching misconfiguration error!)

The Strange St Pauli Elbtunnel

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - Under the Elbe river in Hamburg, Germany, lies the Old Elbe Tunnel in St Pauli. Like early 20th century tunnels around the world, it has lifts or stairs to take you down and under the river. But this is on a whole different scale to those you might have seen elsewhere... And go see Miniatur Wunderland, if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmg3Y64_s

The European City Centre With No Street Names

In the Quadratestadt of Mannheim, Germany, the streets aren't named: instead, the blocks are. It's an exception to a rule that most people don't even think about — especially not mapping companies. (Thanks to João Correia for sending me this idea back in 2015!) 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

Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Tonne Steel Ball

In Göttingen, Germany, there's a four-tonne steel ball that can be raised up a 14-metre tower -- and then dropped in less than two seconds, crashing back to earth. It makes tiny, artificial earthquakes: here's why. Thanks to all the team at Wiechert'sche Erdbebenwarte Göttingen! You can find out more about them here: https://www.erdbebenwarte.de/ Three things I had to cut out of this video, because they didn't quite fit into the story or because I couldn't film them: The reason the steel ball survived two world wars is because the university's records listed it by use as a "rock-ball", not by composition as...

Shanghai Fugu and Mucky Fat: Citation Needed 4x04

JOIN OUR LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE! MAYBE! http://techdif.co.uk/live/ --- From East Asia to West Yorkshire, today we're taking on the world's culinary delights and some odd governmental manipulations. BONUS MATERIAL: https://youtu.be/Wv_NcNXwGRw FULL PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp OFFICIAL ALL-NEW WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: http://techdif.co.uk Thanks again to our anonymous subtitler, and all the people who've helped translate last week's episode! TOM is at http://tomscott.com or @tomscott on Twitter MATT is at http://mattg.co.uk or @unnamedculprit GARY is @garybrannan on Twitter and CHRIS doesn't do this social media nonsense.

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 how to keep circulation flowing to your brain. FAQs: * Isn't 3.6g a really low g-tolerance? * Yep. Turns out I would not qualify to be a fighter pilot. The average range for g-tolerance is 4-6; no-one was expecting me to pass out. The centrifuge team do not deliberately try to G-LOC people! To be fair,...

A Christmas Computer Bug, and the Future of Files

In 1987, a German student wrote CHRISTMA EXEC - a virus whose basic mechanisms still work if you port them to today's desktop computers. Why haven't we changed in nearly 30 years? And what could we do instead? Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. http://tomscott.com FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tomscott TWITTER: http://twitter.com/tomscott INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/tomscottgo The Park Bench will continue over Christmas: http://youtube.com/mattandtom/ "It made a generation who could code A bubble before proper consoles, who all know That the games you get today, Well, they might be very flash, But they'll never beat the thrill of getting through Jetpac" -- MJ Hibbett and the Validators, Hey Hey 16K: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts96J7HhO28

What Counts as the World's Largest Clock?

Time is complicated. World records are complicated. Put the two together, and you've got a fight about large clocks between Düsseldorf's Rheinturm, the Mecca Clock Tower, and a laser sculpture from Burning Man. INSTAGRAM: tomscottgo FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tomscott TWITTER: http://twitter.com/tomscott