How High-Speed Photography Unlocked the Mechanics of Motion

Published on December 21, 2018

Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! One man opened up a hidden world of motion, from every day objects to the unique physics happening inside a nuclear bomb

Special thanks to MIT’s J. Kim Vandiver, Jim Bales, Camilla Brinkman, and Rachael Robinson.

Additional thanks to The Slow Mo Guys for partnering with us:

Important footage note: Use of video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or approval of this production.

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