BBC’s newest show, Bang Goes The Theory, is off to what the Brits would call a ‘smashing starting’. Last week we saw the show’s host scale a building with what were supposedly home made vacuum cleaner suction gloves. Now he has pieced together a vortex cannon that fires a powerful ring of air that would probably knock most people squarely on their ass.
The Vortex Cannon uses some crazy mixture of gas and when ignited produces a vortex ring that travels at over 200mph. To see the ring in action they shot the below video at 1300 frames per second. What you’re actually seeing isn’t smoke, it a cloud. The cannon is being fired over water and the vortex is actually condensing the moisture in the air.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."