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Rock Swing Cup & more DIY playground physics

Next time you're on the swings, think about what it might be like if you were swinging on the moon, free from air resistance. AP Physics teacher Jared Keester had that in mind during this experiment: Swing jumping wit...

The Slinky machine: A hand-cranked, wooden Slinky escalator

What if you had a never-ending stairway for a Slinky to "walk" down? How long do you think it might continue to descend? Matthias Wandel of Woodgears.ca decided to find out. This is The Slinky Machine, a specially-con...

Slow Mo Guys: How a Slinky falls in slow motion

How does a slinky fall when extended by its own weight and then released? We’ve watched this before, but perhaps not in the smoothest of smooth slow motion (ie. 1600fps with a Phantom Flex camera) that YouTube&...

Veritasium: The Slinky Drop in slow motion

Slinky Drop in Slow Motion! How does a slinky fall when extended by its own weight and then released? We were surprised by the answer — and especially by what the answer looks like. Veritasium's Derek Muller mee...