Why Science is Awesome...

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animestrinity
Why Science is Awesome...

 

Physics can make a geek's summer more fun than the average person's.... who wants a boring ole slip-n-slide anyway?

   

   

hubby
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i saw this posted in a (non geeks) forum the other day.. there seemed to be much discussion over whether or not it was real or faked.

animestrinity
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Of course a non-geek might think it's fake...

Even if it were fake, it's a very possible thing to do with the right calculations and measurements...

I want to do it... but I don't trust anyone's math/physics skills but my own, and I'm far too lazy to work out that problem.

p to the izzle
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You better be darn sure you double, triple checked the math on that one before launching yourself. I would love to try it though. It looked pretty fun. 

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NHatch
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It seems real enough; you notice when someone does CGI versions of people flying, that the CGI character usually moves their limbs in very feathery, quick motions. Of course these guys would realize that limbs would move sluggishly at high speeds, and most likely know exactly how fast they would move them at certain speeds in consideration to G forces and wind resistance, but it seems highly unlikely that they would be able to accurately translate such natural motions to CGI. Even the most advanced, multimillion dollar CGI movies have inaccurate body motions, no matter how subtle they make them.

p to the izzle
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hubby
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Ha! See?! I thought so!
although, the Gizmodo-boy does not have any evidence to back up his claim that the video is fake..

p to the izzle
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Yeah, I fished around the MegaWoosh website and most of it is in German. There a two more videos on there as well. One is in English where he explains his idea behind it. Kind of odd. But I think it could still be real. I'm not 100% certain that you could actually land in that small of a pool going that fast and not either explode the pool or knock it over or splash all of the water out. I like the idea of believing so I will continue to believe.

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animestrinity
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Actually, the first time I saw the video my thought was the pool wasn't deep enough for the guy not to hit the bottom pretty hard... it would have to hurt... then again, if I actually did that waterslide, even if I broke my leg in the pool, I'd probably not notice right away out of shock that I didn't miss the pool and break my neck.

p to the izzle
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Someone finally did the math to see if it's really possible.

Find out for yourself. Popsci.

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NHatch
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One of the things that lead me to believe this was real, was that the guy in the pool looked a little dazed at first. Now that I realize this was fake, I have come to the conclusion that having a human size object splash down next to you at 200 feet per second while you're crouched in two feet of water breathing through a snorkel, would most likely be a bit disorienting.

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