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Earth from Space: Houston, Texas

Earth from Space: Houston, Texas

Hello and welcome back to Earth from Space. Today, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over Houston, Texas. The two identical Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites carry radar instruments to image Earth’s surface. The colours of this week’s image come from the combination of two polarisations from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission, which have been converted into a single RGB image. Interpreting…

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Which Is The Most Dangerous Car?

Which Is The Most Dangerous Car?

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant, a problem solving website that teaches you to think like an engineer. A few months back I got a call from Tesla inviting me to the Cybertruck reveal event, and if you listen closely you can hear my reaction in the audience. “Hahahahahahha what on earth is that?! Elon…

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Cat vs. Car? | The Incredible Dr. Pol

Cat vs. Car? | The Incredible Dr. Pol

[cat howls] – Oh, poor baby. [music playing] DR. JAN POL: Steve and Doreen bringing in their cat. They think it was attacked by something. Eww. My gosh. DOREEN WHITNEY: I thought he got puncture wounds from a coyote. I really did. Because we hear them at night all the time. DR. JAN POL: Nothing there. We have tons of…

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Getting Hit By a Car at Different Speeds

Getting Hit By a Car at Different Speeds

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin! Alcohol is a major contributor to traffic accidents involving pedestrians. In the United States, nearly half of the crashes where a pedestrian was killed involved alcohol impairment of either the driver or pedestrian, contributing to the over 270,000 pedestrians around the world that are killed in traffic accidents each year. One way to reduce…

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