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Real Life Video Game Drone Racing (FPV)

KENNETH LOO: The very first time I did it I remember all I felt was panic. But once I got over that panic, stressful feeling, it began to feel natural. I guess it’s the feeling you’d get if you were a bird. I actually feel like I’m the one in the air. MANUEL ALEGRIA: You’re…

For Blind Gamers, Equal Access to Racing Video Games

my name is Brian Smith and I’m a PhD candidate in the computer vision lab here at Columbia and I’m the creator and the developer of the racing auditory display “the RAD” and what it is is a way of making it possible for people who are blind to play racing games and have the…

Sports Car Aerodynamics: Spoiler Alert!

[MUSIC PLAYING] Say you like to draw. Specifically, say you like to draw sports cars. What about the spoilers in the back? Do they impact the car’s performance? Or are they there just for show? OK, say we have two cars now. One has a spoiler, and one does not. If they were racing under…

Blaze and the Monster Machines Racing Game Walkthrough | Jr. Gamers | Preschool App (AD) | Nick Jr.

NARRATOR: Nick Jr.’s Jr. Gamers play Blaze and the Monster Machines. Hey. I’m Dylan. – Hi. I’m Heaven. DYLAN: Today, we’re playing Blaze and the Monster Machines racing game. We’re going to race against Blaze’s friends. And Crusher. I hope he doesn’t cheat. Don’t worry. We’ll have blazing speed on our side. BOTH: 3. 2….

The Physics of Racing Games

Motor vehicles come in a huge variety of shapes and designs each tailored for a specific purpose. Whether that be simply getting you from A to B in comfort and safety, travelling around a well paved race track in the shortest time possible, crossing difficult terrain, or sliding sideways around a corner. Each have been…

The Golden Gate: Building an Impossible Bridge | The B1M

In the 1920’s, long before the technologies and advancements of today’s construction industry, a scheme was conceived to build an impossible bridge across the Golden Gate Strait in California. Today that structure remains one of the world’s most famous landmarks, but to truly appreciate the magnitude of this achievement, you need to understand the bridge’s…