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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
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...

Victor Lustig and Binary Points: Citation Needed 4x05

Last in this season! Today we're off to France for a tale of the world's greatest conman, the Eiffel Tower, and some easy points. BONUS MATERIAL: https://youtu.be/RIZymJzJ6MM FULL PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp OFFICIAL ALL-NEW WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: http://techdif.co.uk WANT A HEADS UP ON OUR LIVE SHOW? http://techdif.co.uk/live/ 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.

Why Is Everyone Getting So Offended?

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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!

Beginner's Guide To Shooting Competitions-Biathlon Rifle

Working with your firearm at a shooting competition isn't only a great way to get to know your weapon, it's also a great way to get to know other shooters. Whether you prefer a pistol or a rifle, shooting on your feet or on a horse, these competitions have something to offer everyone. The Beginner's Guide to Shooting Competitions series takes you through a variety of matches to help you find an event that's right for you. In this episode we take a close look at the biathlon rifle and how it is specialized to this specific sport. US Ski...

How The Self-Retweeting Tweet Worked: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Twitter

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - It should never have happened. Defending against cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks is Web Security 101. And yet, today, there was a self-retweeting tweet that hit a heck of a lot of people - anyone using Tweetdeck, Twitter's "professional" client. How did it work? Time to break down the code. (Remember the old Myspace worms? They worked the same way.) THE SELF-RETWEETING TWEET: https://twitter.com/derGeruhn/status/476764918763749376

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

How To Make Something One Atom Thick

I took a trip to the University of Bristol, to have a look inside a nanomaterials lab, and to be surprised at a combination of massively expensive equipment and very basic tools... Thanks to the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials and the Chemical Imaging Facility at the University of Bristol -- and to Kate Oliver and Andy Collins! http://www.bcfn.bris.ac.uk/ Also thanks to Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) for a wonderful editing job with some tough material -- and to Tom Morris (@tommorris) for camera work on the day! Tom's site: http://tomscott.com @tomscott: http://twitter.com/tomscott Thanks to all the team at Bristol University! The equipment used was purchased under...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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

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

Internationalis(z)ing Code - Computerphile

Audible free book: http://www.audible.com/computerphile Catering for a global audience is difficult, Tom takes us through a 'timezones' style explanation of the things you need to keep in mind when internationalising your code. This video features Tom Scott - more from him at: http://www.youtube.com/enyay & https://twitter.com/tomscott The Problem with Time & Timezones: http://youtu.be/-5wpm-gesOY Emoji & the Levitating Businessman: http://youtu.be/tITwM5GDIAI Heartbleed, Running the Code: http://youtu.be/1dOCHwf8zVQ Floating Point: http://youtu.be/PZRI1IfStY0 Public Key Cryptography: http://youtu.be/GSIDS_lvRv4 http://www.facebook.com/computerphile https://twitter.com/computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: http://bit.ly/nottscomputer Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran's Numberphile. See the full list of Brady's video projects at:...

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,...

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...

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...

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

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...

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/

Unexploded Bombs off the British Coast: the SS Richard Montgomery

BONUS PARK BENCH: https://youtu.be/AhqNMb0fOJU -- In the Thames Estuary, near a town called Sheerness, a few dozen miles east of London, lies a World War 2 shipwreck that contains over 1,000 tonnes of unexploded bombs. Is it a risk to the area? Or is it just an interesting historical artifact? The trouble is, no-one's quite sure... I'm at https://www.tomscott.com/ On Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott On Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as @tomscottgo Thanks to Matt Gray for the incredible camerawork: he's at http://mattg.co.uk or @unnamedculprit on basically every social network. And thanks to Maxim Harper, @maximharper on Twitter, for tipping me off to this in the...

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:...