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Awesome Speed

The Speed of Light Simulated

The Speed of Light Simulated

The speed of light is 299,792,458 meters per second. If you could travel around the Earth at that speed, you could do a round trip in 0.13 seconds. Benjamin Granville of Airplane Mode shows us roughly how fast that is by using Microsoft Flight Simulator to fly all the way around the globe in just eight frames of video.

Relative Speed Comparison

Relative Speed Comparison

Ever wanted to know how slowly a sloth moves compared to a rocket sled? This infographic video answers that question and many more. MetaBallStudios used lines of varying lengths to illustrate the relative speeds and distances traveled by various things, first comparing things slower than a human walking, then faster.

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How Lenses Affect Speed Perception

How Lenses Affect Speed Perception

We shoot a lot of video inside of cars looking out the windshield. But the in-car footage often makes it look much slower than it felt zooming around the track. After watching this clip from Akiyoshi Kitaoka, we realize just how much of a difference having a wide angle lens makes when it comes to the perception of speed.

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

Austrian downhill cyclist Markus Stöckl recently zipped down a steep slope in the Atacama region of Chile to set a new world’s record for speed on a mountain bike – 167 km/h, or about 103.79 mph. It took Max about 11 seconds to reach his top speed on the way down.

Experiments in Speed

Experiments in Speed

(NSFW: Language) Having always felt inspired by the DIY attitude of the land speed freaks of the 60’s, Donhou Bicycles set out to build a bike with the express purpose of seeing just how fast they could go. That monster gear is so awesome.

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