Watch a dedicated Japanese research team fire a ball from a speeding pickup truck — all in the name of science
By Adam Weiner
Posted 06.18.2008 at 10:58 am 5 Comments
While the principle is fairly straightforward, this video is such an endearing representation of the concept of relative motion that we had to share it. Who wouldn't appreciate the lengths they went to do the demonstration, not to mention the dramatic atmosphere of the video!
PopSci's GM hunts for lost golf balls with a new radar gadget
By Rob Novick
Posted 05.19.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
We gadget editors were intrigued by the idea of RadarGolf, a new device that allows players to home in on special balls equipped with radar chips, but none of us actually knows how to play golf. Luckily, our esteemed general manager, Rob Novick (handicap 17), was willing to take a swing at reviewing it for us. Here's what he had to say:
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.