Australia's Bushfire-Hunting Satellites

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Tom Scott

3 місяці tagasi

Check out Atomic Frontier! - start with the video on a country-sized telescope or the world's deepest scuba dive • Turns out that trying to precisely detect fire from space is more difficult than "point a camera at it".

Atomic Frontier
Atomic Frontier 3 місяці tagasi
Making this documentary was a blast, although to be honest with you, halfway up the tree I was definitely having second thoughts about being able to make it to the top. Thanks, Tom, for this amazing opportunity!
NewAgeTJ 2 місяці tagasi
So stoked for you James, always been such a legend and an extremely talented and diligent individual \m/ Rock on dude, killing it TJ
Simside 2 місяці tagasi
@Papa's Scooperia Worker example of how can variate his voice so its not as monotone
Musikur 2 місяці tagasi
I've climbed one of those trees, the view is definitely worth it from the top!
Wil Balright
Wil Balright 2 місяці tagasi
@l1tn1ng b0t 85 Hey, If you ask me what time it was when you said that. I would say "Now silly head!" You know if you asked me that same question at this moment. I would still say... And when you read this "It's Aways Now! Silly Head. Lov'n ya.
Astro_Squid 2 місяці tagasi
Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter 21 päev tagasi
Daedalus Young
Daedalus Young Місяць tagasi
So you're telling me that the 45 m HR drop tower was really built as a fire lookout tower?
Tippex Місяць tagasi
Tom Scott: who are you? Atomic frontier: I’m you... but younger.
Jamie Hughes
Jamie Hughes Місяць tagasi
Are you planning to present Country File next ?
Captain Chair
Captain Chair Місяць tagasi
At least someone is doing something to prevent bush fires. It must have been snuck under the government's nose.
anomie nous
anomie nous Місяць tagasi
Tom would be really cool to have as a boss.
Some Dude
Some Dude Місяць tagasi
Imagine Tom and I did a thing made a video collector
Gazpacho Tabletop
Gazpacho Tabletop 2 місяці tagasi
The script was really interesting, but not the delivery I'm afraid
Hoovy Simulator 2
Hoovy Simulator 2 2 місяці tagasi
Damn, I somehow thought that the title was talking about bushfires being used to hunt down satellites.
Stigs Ukrainian Cousin
Stigs Ukrainian Cousin 2 місяці tagasi
Put these in brazil
Patrick Roher
Patrick Roher 2 місяці tagasi
Yep, the kids gonna have yer job.
Flynn Denby
Flynn Denby 2 місяці tagasi
Ayyyyyy I go to Curtin University in WA, this is fuckin weeeeird
RebelRhiannon 2 місяці tagasi
I’m not from Australia but I have lookout points in my area that are still in use.
Girliest Mammy
Girliest Mammy 2 місяці tagasi
donnieh dea
donnieh dea 2 місяці tagasi
This is an interesting doco but I don’t remember fire tracking be that much of a problem problem with 2020 bushfires, problem was limited staff and budget needed for fire control, less back-burning done before Fire season, water miss management and the ever worsening climate
donnieh dea
donnieh dea 2 місяці tagasi
Kangaroos are killers beware them
liam parsons
liam parsons 2 місяці tagasi
Remember that number people. Over 1Billion. 1,000,000,000 animals died. We will never get those numbers back... never
Extended Mag
Extended Mag 2 місяці tagasi
This intro was almost the exact same as the previous video
Rezky Donny Putranto
Rezky Donny Putranto 2 місяці tagasi
He's definitely gonna overtake Tom's job
[deleted] 2 місяці tagasi
Am I the only one who thinks that ladder looks really dangerous
Cyrus James
Cyrus James 2 місяці tagasi
@Tom Scott, I love this initiative! Kudos to you for increasing the viewer base for these youtubers.
cocoringo 2 місяці tagasi
the police should check tom scott's hard drive. definite nonce vibes
MrAntiKnowledge 2 місяці tagasi
James: "Fire flickers at 12 Hz" Animators who didnt get fire looking exactly right: "WRITE THAT DOWN!"
Joy Keene
Joy Keene 3 місяці tagasi
What a brilliant video 😁
LIZARD KING 3 місяці tagasi
At the end and beginning of every year there is a inferno at your doorstep in Australia but this year there is no fire God is up to something
uh oh stinky
uh oh stinky 3 місяці tagasi
hey guess what Tom Scott “We flew a kite in a public place.”
Akhil Naseem
Akhil Naseem 3 місяці tagasi
Had the pleasure to study with James in my second year engineering units two years ago. We were working in the same group trying to do something I don't remember what anymore. Very happy to see him in this space.
Daniel Nymo
Daniel Nymo 3 місяці tagasi
i just realized that i've been there, and i live in Norway!
Bella_therapy Corinne R
Bella_therapy Corinne R 3 місяці tagasi
Pitivan38 3 місяці tagasi
Tom Scott 2 !!!
Gal4xy 3 місяці tagasi
yo go to Greenland
Baloo The Bear
Baloo The Bear 3 місяці tagasi
I really like this video, I really do, but something hit me when I realized that his voice was consistently going up and down sentence by sentence and I'm not sure where that's called but it made it really hard for me to pay attention ._. I'm not trying to be rude
Zenn22 3 місяці tagasi
stop uploading at 20fps you pleb
Hi There
Hi There 3 місяці tagasi
10 illegal things to do in london we flew a kite in a public place bam bam bam bam bam we flew a kite in a puuuub-
ARTiculations 3 місяці tagasi
I approve of people who make videos with Tom Scott about fires. 😉🔥
Messerschmitt Bf-109
Messerschmitt Bf-109 3 місяці tagasi
Imagine if there was a fire under a look out tree
G Sai Anirudh
G Sai Anirudh 3 місяці tagasi
Are these cubesats in use currently? If yes, why didn't they detect the bush fires this year?
UnitSe7en 3 місяці tagasi
Okay, sure, you're away from the roos, but you realise you're entering the very lair of the drop bear, right?
Floydy 3 місяці tagasi
Funny when us in australia are on fire again.
Nico 3 місяці tagasi
Positively fascinating
Deciduous 77
Deciduous 77 3 місяці tagasi
Best video I have possibly ever seen
Colin Demmons
Colin Demmons 3 місяці tagasi
I remember when you dropped 2 drums and a cymbal off a cliff
Hung Over
Hung Over 3 місяці tagasi
1:34 Hey what's up guys, Scarce here
Endur 3 місяці tagasi
What are you gonna do if the tree burns down?
Matthew Harvey
Matthew Harvey 3 місяці tagasi
West Aussie Respresent! :)
21stCentury Ozman
21stCentury Ozman 3 місяці tagasi
James: Congratulations on such a well-made and *clearly enunciated* video. Good to see and hear a fellow Aussie who doesn't mumble! Keep it up!
K John
K John 3 місяці tagasi
Great work from whoever this dude is.
Bright Space
Bright Space 3 місяці tagasi
make sure to install optifine.
doggonimous doggo
doggonimous doggo 3 місяці tagasi
I still think you know all the fnaf history and doesnt want to tell us
YRO 3 місяці tagasi
The part that really got to me was "low cost satelites". The single fact that those words can be put together is a testament on how far we've come since the 50's.
Sir Steven Harvey III
Sir Steven Harvey III 3 місяці tagasi
What if the fire starts coming up the tree
MISSION101 3 місяці tagasi
Well if the fire is close enough for it to be burning your tree, then you’re an idiot for still being up there
I’m to tired to think of a good name right now
I’m to tired to think of a good name right now 3 місяці tagasi
Tom we’re waiting for appalling puns #6.
King 3 місяці tagasi
Why do you look like Forrest Gump at the beginning of this video bruh
reinl7 3 місяці tagasi
My jaw is on the floor from the quality of this video.
Matt Donnelly
Matt Donnelly 3 місяці tagasi
these could be covered by the use of drone and helicopters why would any one fork out billions of dollars when I could use the money buying more aircraft and fire appliances doesn't really make a whole load of sense e.g I can a 747 aircraft for 26.3 million that's puts fires out, people need to start thinking about putting out fires as fast as possible.
Matt Donnelly
Matt Donnelly 2 місяці tagasi
@Oi Meu Chapa ok so people ring 000 and you report a fire. That's how the system works we have planes already fly every day we have 9 plane that fly different areas already in Perth everything is tracked, through people on the ground and helicopter in the sky, all the water bombers do is suppress the fire for ground crews to put the fire out, so why do we need satellites when we could buy more fire fightering equipment to put the fire out
Oi Meu Chapa
Oi Meu Chapa 2 місяці tagasi
But how would you know where the fire is located at, you need to put the fire out before it spreads
eDoc2020 3 місяці tagasi
If I ever move to Australia, remind me to mount a huge array of red LEDs on the roof and flash them at 12Hz.
That One Guy Who Didn't Watch Fate
That One Guy Who Didn't Watch Fate 3 місяці tagasi
or get a shaman and make it rain
That One Guy Who Didn't Watch Fate
That One Guy Who Didn't Watch Fate 3 місяці tagasi
So Australian btw...
DaFluffyOwl 3 місяці tagasi
100's of million dollar documentaries aren't as good as this one
Timmy Cho
Timmy Cho 3 місяці tagasi
The moment you realize your a high school nerd when you understand everything he's saying
Lilly like da flower
Lilly like da flower 3 місяці tagasi
I could never climb that tree, imagine if you slipped through the bars 😬
Dumb bitch Club
Dumb bitch Club 3 місяці tagasi
The way that I remember fighting those fires in my own backyard, and then being able to see such high quality imagery of what everyone else would have seen at the time. It was just smoke, and there was no power, so we had absolutely no idea how much had burnt or how close the fires were unless they were at you back door. I mean Wow, that’s some great quality footage, like better than the photos I could take because I couldn’t even see 2 meters infront of me Lmao
TruNeighborhoodWatch TNW
TruNeighborhoodWatch TNW 3 місяці tagasi
7:00 why isn't that *fire lookout tower* rigged with PTZ cameras? I mean that was on "The new inventors" over ten years ago now.
BigJMC9 3 місяці tagasi
Aussie Aussie Aussie!
Jon Fuller Web Design
Jon Fuller Web Design 3 місяці tagasi
This was a fantastic, informative video. Really enjoyed learning and listening
carlos tha rippa
carlos tha rippa 3 місяці tagasi
job replace? i sub for ur personality and for you. not for anyone else. when you leave so do i
James Anthony
James Anthony 3 місяці tagasi
0:59 The bars over his head, are those handholds for going back down?
Michelle Zable
Michelle Zable 3 місяці tagasi
We're likely to get a lot of false positives from things that are red, but not on fire. Best line of the century.
Critical Maz
Critical Maz 3 місяці tagasi
Ooh, I've climbed that tree too! Very cool.
Bill Zusner
Bill Zusner 3 місяці tagasi
Everyone holds hand next to face.
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt 3 місяці tagasi
*I did a thing* made Aurora borealis in his kitchen and it was similar to what you did
Quinn Sellami
Quinn Sellami 3 місяці tagasi
British youtubers: The NHS needs a lot of help these days. Me an american: isn't that the thing the smart high school kids got in.
eDoc2020 3 місяці tagasi
Me, an American who has been to a town starting with N: The whole high school is NHS, and that NHS has its own NHS.
yan-Deriction 3 місяці tagasi
Neil Degrasse Tyson fistfighting this guy over who gets to say keep looking up
Kraum Lanko
Kraum Lanko 3 місяці tagasi
Wow this was actually quite amazing.
Lord Motorsports
Lord Motorsports 3 місяці tagasi
Impressive quality A+++
Paul James
Paul James 3 місяці tagasi
A very good video not from Tom this time but just as interesting
Gunslinger 3 місяці tagasi
Never knew bushfire can hunt satellites too
ezra limm
ezra limm 3 місяці tagasi
who else just held their hand to their face?
Intemperiae 3 місяці tagasi
In regard to your last sentence: Could it be a guest presenter talking about deepfakes with your face on top?
Francesco Griffo
Francesco Griffo 3 місяці tagasi
Wait I thought you died
Bassem B.
Bassem B. 3 місяці tagasi
His speech is a little too sing-songy, which I realise is the convention for reports but seems a little overdone. I much prefer Tom's more conversational tone. That said, this was excellently produced video and I'm definitely subscribing to his channel.
Mason B
Mason B 3 місяці tagasi
Instead of just checking for a red channel as well as flickering artifacts, could you use infrared imaging? Although I assume the issues related with that would include increase in costs and the cold of space masking off any radiated heat that small.
zapfanzapfan 3 місяці tagasi
That Japanese satellite imagery was just mesmerizing!
Happy Be
Happy Be 3 місяці tagasi
started a uni module on remote sensing this Monday, great timing 😁
TD B 3 місяці tagasi
The host has the very typical WA accent. It sounds like a curious mix of SE England and general Australian. I have the same accent. It's because Perth and WA has the highest rate of British migrants, and so many of us here have dual nationality because our mum or dad (or both) are from the UK.
PayneDeathz 3 місяці tagasi
Woah this is some serious production quality on this one
Mike Shane
Mike Shane 3 місяці tagasi
me, But also not me , Is this related to new Vsause video Illusions of Time.
Henrique de Almeida
Henrique de Almeida 3 місяці tagasi
I wasn’t expecting to be amazed from beginning to end. This was perfect
Nothingz 3 місяці tagasi
So its like curing symptoms instead of the problem causing them... How many people will have to go and stop fires? Stop warming the earth instead? ...Nah?
Stephanie Ho
Stephanie Ho 3 місяці tagasi
That intro had serious Firewatch vibes and I'm all for it.
Terminal Entity
Terminal Entity 3 місяці tagasi
I wish more Aussies knew more about fire and its necessity in the landscape rather than being paranoid and frightened of the very thought of it. Such a stupid time we live in...
Jordan L.
Jordan L. 3 місяці tagasi
"Red, but also, not on fire." Is such a great line.
Austin Dunlop
Austin Dunlop 3 місяці tagasi
Awesome video
hotelmario510 3 місяці tagasi
Instant subscribe. This dude is fantastic.
Dylan .T
Dylan .T 3 місяці tagasi
Fascinating video thanks for the upload
Adam Fakes
Adam Fakes 3 місяці tagasi
Watch out Tom you have some competition
lucas andrews
lucas andrews 3 місяці tagasi
Ok but what happens when the fire gets a gun??
ErraticPT 3 місяці tagasi
Cube satellites are by far the worst idea ever. Instead of putting more junk that later generations either have to dodge or cleanup into orbit if they don't burn up as planned, why don't they simply put decent IR cameras on the towers and get the same sort of coverage for less?
Oi Meu Chapa
Oi Meu Chapa 2 місяці tagasi
Your comment makes absolutely no sense, its way cheaper to have like 4 cubesats with good ir sensors, then a couple hundred IR cameras on trees with limited coverage, the indians and the chad ISRO have gotten launch costs so low that its way cheaper, and no they wont be junk in orbit, cube sats deorbit quite quickly because of their low orbits, and even then NASA developed a steam propulsion system for cubesats, federal university of santa catarina in brazil is developing a ethanol micro thruster for cubesats, they will very soon replace most satelites.
CyberGhost42 3 місяці tagasi
So next week is a Deepfake video?
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