Fire is one of nature’s most spectacular chemical reactions, a reaction that demonstrates one of the ways that matter can be converted to energy. Containing this reaction within a glass bottle and filming it in slow motion allows this fascinating process to become plainly visible, and it just looks stunning. Humanity has maintained a fascination with fire since we learned to control its properties as cavemen, turning it into a tool that has changed who we are, and created an obsession for many.
The purveyors of slow motion over at Warped Perception share this fascination for fire in their latest video ‘Nitromethane Jet Bottle’, perfectly capturing this hypnotic reaction. As always WP aren’t happy to simply fire off everyday alcohol in a little bottle, no they crank things up to 11 with a massive glass jug and a healthy dose of nitromethane, and it is spectacular. Site back relax and prepare to enjoy a pyromaniac with a slow motion camera capturing the almost alive chemical reaction that is fire.
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Internal combustion engines have been our mechanical power source of choice for over a century but for many of us the internal going-ons remain a mystery, mostly due to the internal nature of the engine of course. The old school motoring enthusiasts at 805ROADKING and Warped Perceptions have both built the perfect solution to this situation, an engine with a glass cylinder head that allows you to watch the combustion process and internal workings of the engine.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the engine that lets you watch as it converts matter into energy before your very eyes. Sit back, relax and put the pedal to the medal.
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Please when celebrating the New Year don’t use this technique for opening a champagne bottle, it is an incredible party trick but a 50 Cal bullet is unstoppable. It will go through the bottle, your house, you neighbours house, his car and just keep on going. Capable of destroying armoured vehicles this bullet is relentless.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are FullMag’s tactical preparations for New Years. A stunning slow motion video that demonstrates what a soft touch combined with brute force can achieve. Sit back, relax and let the bubbly flow free and confetti rain down.
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The Slow Mo Guys have donned their white coats once again in the pursuit of knowledge. Putting their abilities to manipulate time to good use producing stunning footage.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the mesmerizing properties of bubbles captured at 2500 frames per second. Slowing time down by a factor of 100 the lords of time have once again succeeded in producing footage that’s both hypnotic and fascinating. Sit back, relax and let the science of bubbles blow your mind.
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YouTube scientists Periodic Table of Videos have this week released a spectacular slow motion video, ‘Aluminium Powder Ignites’. A video that captures aluminium powder as it explodes, the moment it converts from powder to pure energy in the blink of an eye.
With slow motion cameras at the ready the aluminium powder is introduced to a Bunsen burners flame, resulting in a very energetic reaction.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the slow motion video that celebrates Aluminium Week by blowing some up. Sit back, relax and enjoy this spectacular chemical reaction.
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The greatest device for living vicariously is about to receive an upgrade, the new little camera that can go anywhere is the Hero 4, the smoothest Hero yet.
The midyear refresh should introduce full 4K 30fps shooting and extreme 240fps HD slow-motion options to the new Hero. Keeping it under 100grams in weight the Hero 4 keeps the good stuff the same while improving the rest, mainly the shooting options.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are details of the new Hero 4 along with three of the most spectacular video’s produced using the little action camera. Presented in celebration of the talented individuals taking this little wonder camera to some mind blowing places. Sit back, relax and let the action begin.
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Science videos always work best when high energy reactions are involved, if the video uncovers a new scientific mystery all the better.
Take for example the Invisible Metal experiment that demonstrates the effect of mixing two alkali metals, sodium and potassium, with water. Strangely the high speed camera also captures the moment this ball of liquid metal turns almost completely transparent for a brief moment before it explodes.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the high energy experiment that produces transparent liquid metal in spectacular slow motion. Sit back, relax, and let the chemical reactions begin.
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GoPro , makers of the can do Hero camcorders have this week unveiled their latest creation, the GoPro Hero 3 family of action video cameras. Able to go places that normal camcorders would fear to tread the GoPro with their multitude of housings and adapter plates are the action shot camcorder of choice.
The new third generation GoPro is available in three models and price points. The lesser two models are budget version roughly equivalent in power and features to the second generation GoPro at the bargain basement price of $199 and $299 USD.
The Black Edition takes the seat at the head of the family, the new king of the action shot. Say hello to my little friend, the GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition. At $399 USD the Black Edition packs a whole lot of technology into a tiny box.
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