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The massive Fatigue Carousel helps keep roads safe

The "accelerated pavement testing facility" in Nantes can simulate decades of road traffic in a few months. Here's how. ■ More information: https://lames.univ-gustave-eiffel.fr/en/equipments/the-pavement-fatigue-carrousel Editor: Dave Stevenson http://davestevenson.co.uk Camera: Guillaume Juin https://www.guillaumejuin.fr Producer: Axel Zeiliger...

I flew with birds. You can too.

In southern France, there's a man called Christian who flies a microlight aircraft, alongside flocks of birds. And he takes passengers. ■ More about Fly With Birds: https://www.flywithbirds.com/ Camera: Simon Gillouin Editor: Michelle Martin https://twitter.com/mrsmmartin Producer: Axel Zeiliger https://block8production.com I'm at https://tomscott.com ...

You're not allowed in this cave. But there's a copy.

The Chauvet cave, in the south of France, is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, filled with art that's tens of millennia old. No-one's allowed in, for very good reasons: but just a few kilometres away, there's a near-exact copy. Is that enough? Camera: Simon Gillouin Editor: Dave Stevenson http://davestevenson.co.uk Producer:...

Europe's toughest airport landing used to be a lot harder

Funchal Airport, on the island of Madeira, was too short for modern commercial airliners: but there was nowhere to extend to. The solution is one of the greatest civil engineering projects of our time. Producer: Aitken Pearson https://firecrestindependent.com Assistant Producer: Elsa Gouveia Camera: Elton Cantoni Editor: Dave Stevenson http://davestevenson.co.uk...

Speeding downhill on a sofa is a tourist attraction in Madeira

The Monte Toboggans, in Funchal on the island of Madeira, are wicker sofas: a bit like the gondolas of Venice, only you're going downhill in regular traffic. More about them: https://www.carreirosdomonte.com/ Producer: Aitken Pearson https://firecrestindependent.com Assistant Producer: Elsa Gouveia Camera: Elton Cantoni Editor: Dave Stevenson...

The bridge that must legally wobble

"Daly's Bridge", in Cork, Ireland, is better known as the Shakey Bridge. Because it shakes. But what happens when a bridge like that has to be repaired and refurbished? • Thanks to Cllr McCarthy: his site is http://corkheritage.ie/ ! Edited by Dave Stevenson http://davestevenson.co.uk A thorough study of how the Bridge shakes: http://publish.ucc.ie/boolean/pdf/2015/00/32-ODonnell-2015-00-en.pdf...

My robot double sells out (so I don't have to)

Thanks to Engineered Arts! https://www.engineeredarts.co.uk/ | AD: 👨‍💻 NordVPN's best deal is here: https://nordvpn.com/tomscott - with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Edited by Dave Stevenson http://www.davestevenson.co.uk/ I haven't been able to do VPN advertising for a long time. Well, this one time, I don't have to: because the robot double's...

How does Britain know what time it is?

Did I need to get a radio controlled clock and travel to Anthorn to film this video? Absolutely not. But for a few minutes, that clock was really, really accurate. • Thanks to the team at NPL! More about NPL Time: https://www.npl.co.uk/time-frequency/time-scales - their Open Day is on 20th May! https://www.npl.co.uk/open-day I'm at https://tomscott.com ...

The giant archive hidden under the British countryside

Deepstore doesn't let many people film in their massive facilities. So when the team at Laura Ashley invited me down into the mine to look at their archives, I jumped at the chance. Thanks to Deepstore https://www.deepstore.com/ and Laura Ashley https://www.lauraashley.com/ ! Camera by Ryan Priestnall https://ryanpriestnall.com Edited by Michelle...

Reopening an airport terminal is harder than you might think

On Sunday, the South Terminal at London's Gatwick Airport will reopen for the first time since 2020. It turns out that mothballing an entire terminal isn't quite as easy as turning out the lights. Thanks to all the team at Gatwick Airport! (To be clear, this isn't a sponsored video: I approached them about filming this, and I'm grateful for the access....

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