Van de Graaff Generator in Slow Motion


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Published: 2 months ago
Gav and Dan break down how lightning works while continuously shocking Dan at 28,000 frames per second with a Van de Graaff Machine.


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10:03 exactly one frame

7 hours ago

7:47 exactly one frame on the arc

7 hours ago

Should've went to Brazil, the place with most lightning on the planet.

8 hours ago

Use your tongue next time...

15 hours ago

The biggest pair of socks on the worlds carpet 😂😂😂😂 never change gav lol

1 day ago

You are scientists.😕👍👍👍👍👍

2 days ago

Need a high-speed camera to capture your VERY hidden product placement warning.

4 days ago

They wearing rubber gloves when my badass put my whole hand on it.

2 weeks ago

No you didn’t

2 weeks ago

3:48 wtf are his legs doing, look at that wobble

2 weeks ago

Strangest episode of The Simpsons I've ever seen.

3 weeks ago

I've never noticed no ads until now.
I was today old until I found out.
Now I love them even more for it.
TY slow-mo guys!

3 weeks ago

People watching this after April 25/26th better not tell no spoilers...
Prof. Liew through a bad setup for that one. 3:40
*plugs ears, covers eyes🙈 🙉 I don't wanna hear it!*
(Endgame, most anticipated movie ever.)

3 weeks ago

"He who plays and runs away, lives to play another day"
~Prof.Liew

3 weeks ago

can capture a shooting star?

3 weeks ago

10:30 Thats what she said

4 weeks ago

The scientist guy looks like Will Ferrell

1 month ago

7:00. Don't Phantoms go up to 1 million F/S?

1 month ago

UHFStation1 the do but I would assume that it’s killer on the battery

1 month ago

For anyone interested yes, that is infact destin's camera. If you check on their seccond channel during their 10 things you may not have known about the slow mo guys at about the 3 minute mark he talks about the largest file he has ever made and talks about the ram limitations that cause him to not break that. He then goes on to state the ram of certain cameras they use, namely the phantom flex 4k which they have, and the v2511 that they borrow from destin.

1 month ago

At 4:20, I use the very same model of keyboard!

1 month ago

Could that camera you used to film light film lighting??

1 month ago

If an electric arc is so fast that when it is filmed at 25.000 fps it's only visible for just one frame, how is it that we are still able to capture the arc with an ordinary cam and still get an image of it at least for a frame?

1 month ago

Singapore has done a fantastic job by incorporating nature within their architecture. It has literally brought back ecosystems of animals

1 month ago

Van der Graaf Generator - Flip it upside down.

I think they explained the VDG wrong. Below is tldr version of wikipedia and what I remember from school. It is possible that I am wrong. An experiment would decide.

I think it actually creates charges by friction (triboelectric effect). The polarity of the charge should depend on used materials not the orientation of the device. The charge on the belt is transfered inside a conductive sphere. Then you use something called Gauss law to figure out that the potential inside the sphere is zero and that all the charge goes to the outer surface. This means that inside the sphere there is still room for more charge and therefore it is not travelling back to the belt. This means the electric potential on the outer surface will just grow and grow until you discharge it. (Instead of using the Gauss law you can just imagine the repulsive forces force the charges to the outer surface)

1 month ago

Look on the footage it says "Smarter every D" xd

1 month ago

Hey Gav, you should trim your neckbeard before you do big shows like this. Just a grooming tip for next time. Cheerio and pip pip!

1 month ago

2:50 When it's so high the units stop mattering.
"30,000 degrees Kelvin or centigrade".

1 month ago

30000-273=29727. Round that.

1 month ago

Dan starts a handshake way too early

1 month ago

좋아요

1 month ago

Speed kills.

1 month ago

"It's like the biggest pair of socks on the world's carpet" very nice! :)

1 month ago