June 26, 2009
Big Rock, Fall from Sky

Yeah, it may be old news to you, but this clip from (yet another) British "real science" show was still pretty impressive to me. I was a little disappointed they only dropped it from the top of a big crane. The Mythbusters guys must have a bigger budget, as I'd expect them to work out a way to at least drop it from a helicopter or something.

Posted by scott at June 26, 2009 03:11 PM

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Accuracy would probably drop off the further up you got, so unless they had an actual military device, no luck there.

Of course, a bigger crane could get the job done...

Posted by: ronaprhys on June 26, 2009 06:24 PM

Actually, what the Mythbuster's crew did on a similar project was use massive bungee cords and some guide poles. That way they'd get the same acceleration in 200 ft that they'd get in 2000 feet.

I love that show...

Posted by: scott on June 26, 2009 06:53 PM

Ahh - hadn't seen that. Both of the times I've gone down to watch TV in the last few months I've been distracted by Halo 1. Several hours later when Amber comes home I'm still twitching...

Posted by: Ron ap Rhys on June 28, 2009 08:57 AM
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