How Fast Is Rey’s Speeder in the Star Wars Teaser?

How Fast Is Rey’s Speeder in the Star Wars Teaser?

We get another look at a speeder in the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. How fast was it moving? Video analysis included.

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An Analysis of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Crash Landing

An Analysis of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Crash Landing

The SpaceX Falcon 9 made it’s second attempt at landing on a barge and crashed. Here is a video analysis of the rocket, along with homework questions.

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The Laws of Physics Do Not Apply to Legolas

The Laws of Physics Do Not Apply to Legolas

In the third Hobbit movie, Legolas does some crazy things. How crazy? What about running on a falling bridge?

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What Happens When a CD Spins Too Fast?

What Happens When a CD Spins Too Fast?

What happens when you spin a CD too fast? The answer is that it shatters. The Slow Mo Guys captured some high speed video showing just how it breaks.

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Video Analysis of the Avengers Jumping From a Jeep

Video Analysis of the Avengers Jumping From a Jeep

The most recent trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron shows the heroes jumping from a jeep. How fast were they moving?

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How Big Is a Banana in Fruit Ninja?

How Big Is a Banana in Fruit Ninja?

In the popular game of Fruit Ninja, the fruit seems to be tossed into the air. Based on the acceleration of the fruit, how big would it be?

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A Closer Look at Slow Motion Video on the iPhone 6

A Closer Look at Slow Motion Video on the iPhone 6

How does the iPhone handle this transition from real speed to slow motion speed? In other words, what is the time rate of change of the frame rate during the transition.

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