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hitnmiss
10-11-2009, 12:52 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5378302/watch-ten-minutes-of-glorious-bullet-impacts-at-1000000-fps

Pretty neat, scatter gun at the end were cool too.

38_Cal
10-12-2009, 11:21 AM
Way cool. At first, reading the subject, I thought...bullets at a million feet per second? WTF? Then I realized "frames"...

tumutbound
10-12-2009, 11:26 AM
I have no interest in guns but found the movie fascinating.

wdtom
10-24-2009, 04:35 PM
That's so neat! Have sent the link to friends, and saved it too!

Boucher
10-26-2009, 08:56 PM
Small gas turbine blades are tested at 60 to 100K/RPM this is done in a concrete slab with about 2" thick steel liner tube. this is sealed and evacuated to reduce the power required to spin things up. If there is a defect and the blade explodes, where the high speed particles hit sends up a curl of steel that looks like the curl on a surfing wave. This is kind of frozen in time. It would have been kool to have seen that with this high speed photography. Back in the mid 1960's the fastex cameras that were used to record Rocket motor test firings were IIRC about 5-15fps. Thank you for posting.

Ken_Shea
10-26-2009, 09:21 PM
Way cool. At first, reading the subject, I thought...bullets at a million feet per second? WTF? Then I realized "frames"...

Got me too at first read.

Very interesting.

hitnmiss
10-27-2009, 10:02 AM
LOL, I had the very same "million feet per second" thought too.

Forestgnome
10-28-2009, 10:07 AM
Don't know if anyone noticed, but that's a million fps video camera! Awesome toy at only $250,000.

Wirecutter
11-23-2009, 12:22 PM
The description pretty much says it. " I can think of no finer way to waste Friday afternoon than spending 10 minutes of the company's time watching bullets striking various objects"

Simply amazing footage. You could start an entire discussion thread on what bullets and target material were used. I like the part where they managed to get some pellet to collide with the moving bullets. It's also interesting to note how much faster the debris flies sideways on impact in comparison to the bullet's apparent speed.

bullfrog
11-24-2009, 11:40 AM
I loved it, that would make a great screensaver:D