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The World's First Solar Powered Train
The World's First Solar Powered Train Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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The Byron Bay Railroad Company runs the world's first 100% solar-powered train. It wouldn't work everywhere - but in the b...
Why Hold Music Sounds Worse Now
Why Hold Music Sounds Worse Now Tom Scott
4 years síðan
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It's not your imagination; hold music on phones really did sound better in the old days. Here's why, as we talk about old ...
The Artificial Gravity Lab
The Artificial Gravity Lab Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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In the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory at Brandeis University, there's the Artificial Gravity Facility: oth...
Why The World's Littlest Skyscraper Was A Massive Scam
Why The World's Littlest Skyscraper Was A Massive Scam Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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In Wichita Falls, Texas, the Newby-McMahon Building stands 480 inches tall. Not 480 feet: 480 inches. There's a story of a...
The Self-Driving Race Car
The Self-Driving Race Car Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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I got an email asking if I wanted to be driven around the most famous racetrack in Britain by an autonomous racing car. I ...
The World's Largest Indoor Waterpark
The World's Largest Indoor Waterpark Tom Scott
6 years síðan
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http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - The biggest uninterrupted indoor space on the planet, Tropical Islands...
I Know What You Did Five Minutes Ago
I Know What You Did Five Minutes Ago Tom Scott
11 years síðan
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http://tomscott.com - My talk from Ignite London 4 (http://ignitelondon.net): in which I rattle through the online privacy...
The Last Play-For-Cash Fascination Parlor
The Last Play-For-Cash Fascination Parlor Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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On Nantasket Beach in the seaside town of Hull, Massachusetts, sits the last play-for-cash Fascination Parlor in the world...
The Toxic Pit With A $3 Admission Fee
The Toxic Pit With A $3 Admission Fee Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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The Berkeley Pit, in Butte, Montana, was once the richest hill on Earth: the Anaconda Copper Mine. Now: it's not all that ...
Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite Fun (including over the top!)
Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite Fun (including over the top!) Tom Scott
6 years síðan
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http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - There aren't many paternoster lifts left in the world: they're inacces...
The Broken Building That Must Not Be Destroyed
The Broken Building That Must Not Be Destroyed Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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St Peter's Seminary sits in woodland about an hour west of Glasgow, near a village called Cardross. If you like Brutalist ...
The Fetch-Execute Cycle: What's Your Computer Actually Doing?
The Fetch-Execute Cycle: What's Your Computer Actually Doing? Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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The fetch-execute cycle is the basis of everything your computer or phone does. This is literally The Basics. • Sponsored ...
The Other Tree That Owns Itself
The Other Tree That Owns Itself Tom Scott
3 years síðan
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The Tree That Owns Itself in Athens, Georgia is well known. The other Tree That Owns Itself in Eufaula, Alabama, really is...
Archimedes and a Boat Lift: the Falkirk Wheel
Archimedes and a Boat Lift: the Falkirk Wheel Tom Scott
6 years síðan
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http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - The Falkirk Wheel sits between Edinburgh and Glasgow, in the southern ...
RISKING MY LIFE FOR A PHOTO
RISKING MY LIFE FOR A PHOTO FilmWithTheron
2 years síðan
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I found this place on the map and decided to go there myself and this is how it went. It wasn't the best weather for shoot...
Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake
Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake Tom Scott
3 years síðan
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Dinorwig Power Station, otherwise known as Electric Mountain, is a pumped-storage hydro station in Llanberis, Wales. And y...
Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing
Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing Tom Scott
3 years síðan
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Back in the 1920s, wingwalking claimed lives. Daredevils would move around on the top of a plane's wings, in mid-flight, o...
Stopping A Laser Beam In Mid-Air
Stopping A Laser Beam In Mid-Air Tom Scott
1 year síðan
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Lasers travel at the speed of light. You can't stop one in mid-air like Kylo Ren. Except: we just did. Here's how. • Seb's...
I Almost Learned To Fly In The World's Only Wingsuit Tunnel
I Almost Learned To Fly In The World's Only Wingsuit Tunnel Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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In Stockholm, there's a diagonal wind tunnel, used for one very specific purpose: learning to fly a wingsuit. I tried. I a...
The Secret Underground Pipeline Across Britain
The Secret Underground Pipeline Across Britain Tom Scott
6 years síðan
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http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - On a windy day in Gloucestershire, I find one of the few parts of the ...
The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century
The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century Tom Scott
3 years síðan
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In the last week of December, 2028, humanity forgot about more than a century of pop culture. You've probably never though...
The Norwegian Butter Crisis and the Ark of Taste: Citation Needed 8x02
The Norwegian Butter Crisis and the Ark of Taste: Citation Needed 8x02 Tom Scott
3 years síðan
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This time, we're taking on smørpanikk, food politics, and - for the second week running - brandy. BONUS MATERIAL: https:/...
How The First Ever Telecoms Scam Worked
How The First Ever Telecoms Scam Worked Tom Scott
3 years síðan
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In the 1830s, two French brothers, François and Joseph Blanc, pulled off the first telecoms scam in history. The optical t...
Is The World Running Out Of Helium?
Is The World Running Out Of Helium? Tom Scott
2 years síðan
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At the National Helium Reserve in Amarillo, Texas, the US government once stored 32 billion cubic feet of helium. There ha...
The Problem With Renewable Energy (and how we're fixing it)
The Problem With Renewable Energy (and how we're fixing it) Tom Scott
5 years síðan
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( This isn't a sponsored video, but I am massively grateful to all the team at SSE! Go look: http://sse.com/whatwedo/ourpr...