Yasutoki Kariya "Asobi"
I just want to see it shatter.
Oh, YouTube and your embedding fail.
"Use old embed code" works.
All the video sites have decided that using IFRAME instead of OBJECT or EMBED is the New Hotness, which sucks, because allowing people to post arbitrary IFRAMEs in comments is basically the same as not doing any tag-filtering at all, and allows cross-frame scripting attacks in some browsers.
Any idea why YouTube's "Use old embed code" option/checkbox occasionally fails to appear in the embed popdown?
Is the light zipping across the middle bulbs based directly on the physical system somehow, or is it just an electronic simulation?
Given that the bulbs bounce, I'm going to hazard a guess that this isn't actually a functional Newton's Cradle, but they're instead motorized at the ends. (Also, propagation time.)
The propagation time could be a natural physical effect if they only light up when they touch. But no, I think there's too much chaos in the system; at rest they must still touch.
Maybe you could design something with pressure-sensitive pads and calibrate them to trigger when it goes over the pressure at rest, but that would be hard. It must just be simulated.
It's pretty obvious how it works. Watch more closely.
Oh geez. How did I miss that big black shadow?