This car barrier has rollers built into it to reduce the car impact along the direction of the rail. In this video analysis, I will calculate the acceleration of an impacting car. The post Check Out This Awesome Crash Test. Now, Let’s Run the Physics appeared first on WIRED.
In X-Men Apocalypse, we once again see Quicksilver running at super fast speeds. Here is an estimate of his speed based on one scene. The post Maybe Quicksilver Doesn't Have Super-Speed—He Might Warp Time appeared first on WIRED.
This crash test video shows two cars in a collision. One of these cars meets USA safety standards and the other for Mexico. The post Watch What Happens When Cars from Mexico and the US Collide Head-On appeared first on WIRED.
This video shows a guy jumping off a tall building and into water. He just misses a dock, but it's a great example of projectile motion. The post The Physics of Jumping Off an 8-Story Building and Not Dying appeared first on WIRED.
In this scene from MacGyver, he needs to escape from a building by jumping out of a window. Could this really work? Here's the physics. The post MacGyver's Body-Bag Freefall Might Actually Work. Physics Says So appeared first on WIRED.
Perhaps Buster Keaton was the greatest stunt person of all time. Here is a physics look at one of his stunts. The post The Physics of Buster Keaton, the Greatest Stuntman Ever appeared first on WIRED.
Why do you always make a graph in physics lab? It's not just for fun, there is a reason. Here is an example. The post We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time appeared first on WIRED.
Look closely and you'll find fascinating physics in the archery event: a wobbling arrow. The post The Physics Behind the Wild Wobble of Brady Ellison's Arrows appeared first on WIRED.
Here is a stunt that launches humans into the air with a giant slingshot. The humans then parachute down. It's a great introductory physics problem. The post Hey Let’s Do the Physics of a Crazy Person Launching From a Huge Slingshot appeared first on WIRED.