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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...

If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench

Thank's Armando Sepulveda, Fernando Arroyo, CGSOS LLC & Twize films for "The Big Wave" project (04:03 - 04:08) in this video. Original footage: https://vimeo.com/222702871 links to their portfolio: https://vimeo.com/user2511802 , https://www.behance.net/arosdaf78a Subscribe to my NEW Channel!!!!! ► "Meet, Arnold!" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsoJa2pm6Mo If you like this video - put Thumb Up button (please) and Subscribe to Ridddle channel. We will make this universe smarter together! Okay, okay. I got to go..... See You Soooooooooooooooon dudes ;)

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/

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/

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!

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...

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

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Follow DONG on Twitter! https://twitter.com/DoOnlineNowGuys For Our Favorite Science Toys Delivered Right To Your Door: https://www.curiositybox.com Vsauce PO Box: PO Box 33168 L.A. CA 90033 ***CREDITS*** Hosted by Michael Stevens Edited by Hannah Canetti (https://www.youtube.com/c/HannahCanetti) VFX by Eric Langlay (http://youtube.com/ericlanglay) Music by Jake Chudnow (http://youtube.com/jakechudnow) ***VSAUCE LINKS*** Vsauce1: http://youtube.com/vsauce1 Vsauce2: http://youtube.com/vsauce2 Vsauce3: http://youtube.com/vsauce3

The Leaning Tower of Lire

See Brain Candy Live in Australia!! http://www.braincandylive.com/tickets/tour Me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce The block stacking problem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block-stacking_problem http://datagenetics.com/blog/may32013/index.html http://mathworld.wolfram.com/BookStackingProblem.html http://demoroom.physics.ncsu.edu/html/demos/235.html Adam Savage's TESTED: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDJtJKMICpb9B1qf7qjEOA The Curiosity Box: https://www.curiositybox.com/ Vsauce PO Box: PO Box 33168 L.A. CA 90033 ***CREDITS*** Hosted by Michael Stevens Edited by Jack Merline VFX by Eric Langlay (http://youtube.com/ericlanglay) Music by Jake Chudnow (http://youtube.com/jakechudnow) ***VSAUCE LINKS*** Vsauce1: http://youtube.com/vsauce1 Vsauce2: http://youtube.com/vsauce2 Vsauce3: http://youtube.com/vsauce3

Why do medieval buildings overhang their lower floors?

Why do medieval buildings such as cottages and castles overhang their lower floors? The Machicolations shirt: https://teespring.com/castle-machicolations Music: Folk Round by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100357 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

What on Earth Happened to the Goths?

Who were the ancient Goths of Europe, and how did they go from conquerors of the Roman Empire, to the strange underground subculture we see today? Today we will discuss the history of the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Vandals and other relevant groups from around this time period, and how they managed to dominate Europe, if only for the briefest of moments, only to fall into obscurity in only a matter of decades (or did they?) Please let me know your thoughts on the Goths as a nation, culture, kingdom and their influences on our modern societies today. Thanks for watching! Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTFG1jVKbPA Sources: https://www.livescience.com/45948-ancient-goths.html http://www.dandebat.dk/eng-dk-historie12.htm https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/4-types-of-spanish-surnames-which-one-is-yours/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/Goth http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-were-the-goths-and-vandals https://www.vox.com/2014/8/19/5942585/40-maps-that-explain-the-roman-empire

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:...

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...

The German Town That's Literally Breaking Apart

The town of Staufen, in the south-west of Germany, has a problem: a drilling operation in 2007 that went very wrong. Half a metre of movement might not sound like much, but in this town, that's enough for the buildings to crack and fall apart. Thanks to Constantijn Crijnen for both suggesting the video and being the local expert! His channel's here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJhgIOJjB2xFJiwqVD3J6qQ And here's an in-depth academic paper explaining why and how it all happened, in far more detail than would work in a YouTube video: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-017-0067-y 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 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

The Day the Sky Flashed Twice: What Caused the Mysterious Vela Incident?

On September 22nd 1979, the sensors aboard the US Vela Satellite picked up a distinctive signal from somewhere in the vast expanse of the South Atlantic ocean. It was a mysterious “double flash” of blinding light. Even today no-one knows for sure what caused the Vela incident... Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/DarkDocs DarkDocs is a new narrated documentary video from Dark5 taking an in-depth look at at some of the most mysterious stories on Earth. This week: The Vela Incident. Pinpointed to within a 3,000 mile radius by the Vela 6911 satellite, the mysterious unexplained double flash of light was seen from space...

The World's Most Powerful Tidal Current: the Saltstraumen Maelstrom

Near Bodø in Norway, there's the strongest tidal current in the world: Saltstraumen Maelstrom, a constantly-changing rush of whirlpools, boils and vortices. It might not be quite the whirlpools of myth and legend, but it's still an impressive sight to see. 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

Solar Roadways caught CHEATING, AND Chinas Solar Road STOLEN!

Its gotta be a bitter pill to swallow when you claim defiantly your solar roadway panels will melt snow, which is better than plowing, when the snow plows cleared the road by the time the storm had passed, and almost a week later, your heated solar panels are so covered in snow that you have to go and shovel the snow off them. Kudos to Steve here: https://twitter.com/BookSwapSteve/status/949369240435470336 And in a strange double whammy, the Chinese solar roadway was firstly stolen, and then closed due to damage, all within 5 days of opening. The cute thing there is they claimed it was...

The Truth About the Titanic Has Been Revealed

Recent findings reveal the truth that has been buried for over one hundred years. Scientists have debunked the theory that the cause of the Titanic sinking was an iceberg. Senan-Molony-Titanic-Hotel-Belfast-Opening-22. Titanic author and political journalist: By Titanic Belfast, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0,https://www.flickr.com/photos/titanicbelfast/36972891490 Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ SMART Youtube: https://goo.gl/JTfP6L 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Have you ever seen a talking slime? Here he is – Slick Slime Sam: https://goo.gl/zarVZo ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/

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

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...

Thunderf00t at the 12 million dollar HYPERLOOP!

If your gonna shell out 12 million dollars for a tube..... check whether it will RUST first! The hyperloop is less than a year old, and its rusting everywhere on the outside. On the inside its completely covered with rust. There arent many ways you can actually screw up a vacuum tube, but not only is the inside of the hyperloop completely rusted up, they also managed to paint over the o-rings in the viewing port. I actually also had a chat with one of the hyperloop engineers. To be fair he only worked on the pusher, but he had never...