YouTube - Heel & Toe - best video I've seen of heel & toe technique. For racing, through a corner you want to go from braking hard directly into gassing hard with no coast time in between. It's actually much more important to do this in a turbo car or any car with a high narrow power band - in that case you need to actually shift while you go through the corner so that you keep the car in the power band, you can't wait and shift right before you power out at the apex because the RPM will have dipped too low.
YouTube - minutegongcoughs's Channel - good old music
Wheel Alignment A Short Course
Caster, Camber, Toe
The new 911 has some weird shit going on with the alignment to keep the tail from sliding out. I had no idea what camber or toe were or how they affected vehicle dynamics; crazy interesting stuff. Some people who race 911's make the alignment more neutral so that they oversteer more.
John Sizemore - Weird_Weird_Science on Dailymotion - awesome awesome videos of extreme zooms on materials all the way down to the atomic scale. How do they do this?.
Alan Turing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of course we all know Turing from the Turing Machine and the Turing Test and his thoughts on AI and Computability, but he also did work on chemical pattern formation, abstract mathematics, and code breaking. I had no idea about his personal life story, though, which is quite shocking.
NOVA Sputnik Declassified A Tainted Legacy PBS - speaking of scientist biographies
Popular Science - Google Books Old Popular Science magazine is fucking awesome. Just the other day I was oiling up my bicycle and was wondering why we don't oil up cars the same way (oiling all the hinges and gears and such) - well of course in the past they did!
Pelican Technical Bulletin All About Motor Oil
A little bit archaic but pretty interesting.
Brian Beckman's Physics of Racing Series - really this is "Physics of Driving" ; it's mainly a review of the basic forces involved in cars. Pretty good stuff. I guess BB is at MS Research and may have contributed to "Forza 2" , though if it's anything like the typical MS Research video game "contribution" it means he sent them a link to his articles and they ignored it. (BTW just found this nice series of videos on basic car physics made by a dry narrator in a Seven).
Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2 - Aviation theories and other practices - what to do when your plane goes down. Includes how to maintain or fabricate your parachute.