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Is It Dangerous To Talk To A Camera While Driving?
Is It Dangerous To Talk To A Camera While Driving?
I'm visiting the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator, to answer a question: how unsafe is it for me to vlog while driving? Is vlogging while driving dangerous? The team...
The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure
The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure
At the headquarters of Cloudflare, in San Francisco, there's a wall of lava lamps: the Entropy Wall. They're used to generate random numbers and keep a good bit of the internet secure: here's...
Why California
Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible
In Lancaster, California, there's a musical road. When you drive over it, it plays the William Tell Overture. Unfortunately, it's out of tune. Here's why. Thanks to David Simmons-Duffin, who...
The Story of Salvation Mountain
The Story of Salvation Mountain
Near Slab City, California, a man painted a hill. It was outsider art: Leonard Knight had no training and no great masters to imitate. But somehow, he created something that resonates with...
The German Town That
The German Town That's Literally Breaking Apart
The town of Staufen, in the south-west of Germany, has a problem: a drilling operation in 2007 that went very wrong. Half a metre of movement might not sound like much, but in this town, that's...
What Is Sea Level, Anyway?
What Is Sea Level, Anyway?
In Calipatria, California, the town is below sea level -- but their flag pole isn't. But what does "sea level" mean? Is it just theory, or is there more behind it? I'm at http://tomscott.com...
The Reaction Ferries of Basel: What Have We Missed?
The Reaction Ferries of Basel: What Have We Missed?
On the river Rhine in Switzerland, there are reaction ferries: boats with no engine, no paddles, no onboard motive power at all. Here's how they work -- and a question about what other simple...
The Centuries-Old Debt That
The Centuries-Old Debt That's Still Paying Interest
In the archives of Yale University, there's a 367-year-old bond from the water authority of Lekdijk Bovendams, in the Netherlands. And it's still paying interest. Thanks to: Prof. Geert Rouwenhors...
How Computers Compress Text: Huffman Coding and Huffman Trees
How Computers Compress Text: Huffman Coding and Huffman Trees
Computers store text (or, at least, English text) as eight bits per character. There are plenty of more efficient ways that could work: so why don't we use them? And how can we fit more text...
Rotary Jails and Accidental Amputations
Rotary Jails and Accidental Amputations
In Crawfordsville, Indiana, there's a rotary jail: an invention that, with hindsight, should probably never have been built. But it was, here and in other towns across the United States. It...
Stopping a Disastrous Plan with Science: the Bay Model
Stopping a Disastrous Plan with Science: the Bay Model
John Reber had a plan: to dam the San Francisco Bay. He convinced some politicians - and it took the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bay Model they built in Sausalito, to prove him not...
Why Hold Music Sounds Worse Now
Why Hold Music Sounds Worse Now
It's not your imagination; hold music on phones really did sound better in the old days. Here's why, as we talk about old telephone exchanges and audio compression. Thanks to the Milton Keynes...