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How to Calculate the Physics in ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

Videogames can do whatever they like with their physics. They don’t have to follow our so-called laws of nature. Yet there are indeed rules in every game, otherwise the motions of characters wouldn’t make any sense. But what are the rules? What physics govern the motion of in-game stuff? That’s …

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Aquaman Trailer: The Physics of His Leap from the Water

OK, I’m a little excited for the new Aquaman movie. Sure, I’ve been let down by DC movies before—but we also got Wonder Woman (which was awesome). Also, as a kid my mom made an Aquaman costume for me. She said it was the best costume for me since I …

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Here’s How Fast That Jumping Tesla Was Traveling

One of my part-time jobs is as an internet investigator. When crazy things happen, people want to know more about that crazy thing. In this case, the crazy thing is a Telsa driving super fast over a railroad crossing. It’s going so fast that the car gets airborne before eventually …

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Watch a Harlem Globetrotter Sink a Shot from a Plane

Oh, you think you are pretty awesome with the basketball trick shots? Well, maybe you are—but can you score with a shot from an airplane as it flies by? That’s what we have here with the Harlem Globetrotters (although it seems like Dude Perfect might have done this too). For …

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