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Mythbusters Physics: Relative Velocity

The Mythbusters tested what would happen if a ball was shot at 60 mph off the back of a truck travelling at 60 mph to see what would happen.

It became a perfect example of the relative nature of physics - showing that velocity can vectorially add together. 60 mph in one direction cancels the 60 mph in the other, meaning a net velocity of zero.

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White Rabbit Project - Trailer

The coolest tech. The weirdest weapons. The craziest escapes. Three science-loving sleuths put them under the microscope.

Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara rank history’s greatest inventions, heists and more in this series from the producers of “MythBusters.”

Premieres December, 9, 2016 only on Netflix. 

Okay so I need to tell you all about the best thing that happened to me today

I’m sure many of you have seen Grant Imahara from Mythbusters. He was the resident robotics man. It may shock you to realise that it’s been something like 11 years since he was first on the show. This story has to do with his first episode and what happened today

Picture this scene for me: my family sits down to watch Mythbusters like we normally do on a Monday night. They need to make a robot for the myth and my sister, 8 years old at the time, perks up immediately. She’s been building and constructing things since before she could walk, legit taking apart and rebuilding her playgym deal. Her current phase had been battle bots, the robots that fight each other for dominance. She was getting super into robots and loved all the media she was getting about them

And then the Mythbusters needed a robot for a myth. So they brought in the champion battle bot builder: Grant Imahara. She looked at him on that TV screen talking about his job building robots

She, without a moments hesitation, said “you can make robots for a living?”

Her career was picked ever since

It has been 11 years and she is about to start her final year at university doing a Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering (i.e. robotics). She has consistently got high marks in all her classes and has a job lined up for when she decides to finish her education.

I saw that Grant was coming to Adelaide SupaNova this year and knew that we had to tell him that his very existence on the show was the representation my sister needed to make her set for life. Today, Saturday November 22 2014, I managed to tell Grant Imahara exactly how much of an impact he has on my sister’s life

He looked so awed when I told him, he even said it was the best thing he’d ever heard. He then wrote the message in the picture above for my sister, Athena

So this goes out to all the children in the world who look at their TVs to watch their shows and find someone in there who sets that spark. They do believe in you

You CAN make robots for a living

Next on Myth Busters! The boys try to disprove the theory that if you realize you are in a trapped hallucinogenic mind scape, you can simply escape if you realize it.
  • Adam: you see this all the time in movies, once neo realizes there is a matrix, or professor X realizes he is an illusion, they just get to fight there way out! So today, I'll be putting Jamie into a sensory deprivation chamber, feeding him a controlled amount of LSD, and we'll see if he can realize that he's trapped in the chamber and can break free from the world I'll be constructing through light flashes and narration.
  • Jamie: it's a pretty classic set up, so I think I can pry my consciousness away from whatever nonsense world he tries to build.
  • Narrator: and for proper scientific procedure, we'll be giving the same treatment to Grant and Tory. Grant will be given a utopic fantasy world, Tory will get a tormenting hellscape, and Jamie will be given a realistic world.
  • Tory: I really need to look at my contract again after this one
  • *laugh track*
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Guys.

Guys.

Dragon*Con was the best convention of my life.

CELEBRITY EDITION, REALLY BRIEFLY: I got to chat with two BSG stars in a bar for an hour and a half; I got to party with several other BSG stars; Also I think Adam Baldwin hit on me?; Grant Imahara is a cosplayer you guys. HE’S ONE OF US; Colin Ferguson (Eureka) is one of the most genuinely nice guys I’ve ever met. I just wanna have a beer with him, not even as a celeb, but as a person; Mike Trucco is hilarious; Jamie Bamber drunkenly told me I should have kids; James Callis is kinda adorable; Aaron Douglas is REALLY FORWARD (story to come later); and I met all sorts of other celebs and chatted briefly. Including Katee Sackhoff, but I didn’t actually care too much for her. Oops.; I also met a lot more celebs and I can’t even remember them! Maybe if I look through the guest list it’ll jog my memory…

i HAVE MORE STORIES THOUGH AND PICS TOO, but they’re on my friend’s cameras