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Engineering: Featured Facts
Non-Flammable Fuel?
Engineering / Breakthroughs

The Air Separation Module (ASM). The 'safety kit' is composed of air separation modules about 4 feet long and 8 inches in diameter. When we're flying high above the Earth, few of us give much thought to aircraft safety. We're usually too busy wondering when lunch is going to be served. But flying safely is a goal of NASA's Glenn R continue reading this fact

Hollywood To The Rescue
Engineering / Breakthroughs

Sixty years ago, World War II was driving many advances in the sciences; a surprising number of these developments have evolved to impact our lives today. At the beginning of the war, scientists and e continue reading this fact

For Want Of An O-Ring
Engineering / Materials

Challenger Space Shuttle Who can forget the Challenger disaster of 1986, the culprit, a failed O-ring. But what exactly is an O-ring and how did it cause the destruction of this space shuttle? When surfaces are flat, gaskets continue reading this fact

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Automation:
  1. Man Versus Machine
Breakthroughs:
  1. X-Ray Astronomy vs. Medical X-Rays
  2. A New Twist on Fiber Optics
  3. Bicycle Chain for Fleas
  4. Cool Fuel Cells
  5. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
  6. Drip, Drip Water Clocks
  7. Fiber Optics
  8. GPS (Global Positioning System)
  9. Hollywood To The Rescue
  10. How Can A Bullet-proof Vest Stop A Bullet?
  11. How We Use Crystals To Tell Time
  12. Hybrid Cars: The Magic Braking
  13. Infrared Headphones
  14. Liquid Crystal Communication
  15. NASA Hits a Hole-In-One
  16. New York to London in Less Than Two Hours
  17. Non-Flammable Fuel?
  18. Pass the Basalt
  19. Red Dot Replacing Cross Hairs
  20. Searing Heat, Little Package
  21. Seeing In The Dark
  22. Smoke Detectors
  23. Space Lasers Keep Earth's Air Clean
Computer Technology:
  1. Moore's Law
Flight:
  1. A Quick Guide To Gliders
  2. Barn Yard Aeronauts
  3. Big Boom
  4. Guide to Propulsion
  5. High Altitude
  6. Nothing Backwards About It
  7. Taming Twin Tornadoes
  8. The Motion of An Aircraft
  9. The Night Orville Wright Had Too Many Cups Of Coffee
Fluids:
  1. A Shear Mystery
Inventions:
  1. Airbags
  2. Inkjet Printers
  3. The Truth About Atomic And Hydrogen Bombs
Materials:
  1. A Man-made 'Take' on Nature's Style
  2. Alloys
  3. Don't Blow A Gasket!
  4. For Want Of An O-Ring
  5. How Many Cows Does It Take To String A Tennis Racquet?
  6. Making Cars Out of Soup
  7. Solid Smoke
  8. The Right Stuff for Super Spaceships
  9. What Are Composite Materials?
Processes:
  1. Bioinformatics
  2. Dress Sizes The Scientific Way
  3. It's A Bird, It's A Plane -- No, It's A Clam!
  4. X-Ray Images & False Color
Robotics:
  1. Snakebots Coming Your Way
  2. Teeny Tiny Technology
Simple Machines:
  1. Ants Are Wimpy
  2. Sundials, Ancient Clocks
Structures:
  1. Hydropower Basics
  2. Leaning Wonder of Engineering

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