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(C|Net)   Having perfected economical solar power, figured out how to provide clean water to the third world, and solved cold fusion, Purdue engineers figure out how to serve a ping pong ball at Mach 1.2   ( divider line
    More: Silly, mach, table tennises, Mach number, Purdue, wind tunnels, aerospace engineering, dynamics, mechanical engineers  
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2013-02-13 11:55:44 PM  
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2013-02-14 12:44:12 AM  
I like how it starts with "Do not try this at home.  We have years of experience and lots of college degrees and specialized equipment."

That does not stop people who make homemade cannons.  He's demonstrating a cool principle about pressure differential, but all projectiles follow the same principal.  Take an object, put some pressure/force behind it, and it will move in the direction of lower pressure.  All he's done is artificially lower the pressure in front of the projectile with a giant sucking device, like your Mom.
2013-02-14 01:48:36 AM  
Still not as awesome as Bruce Lee's ping pong.
2013-02-14 01:50:06 AM  
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