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Engineering: Featured Facts
Sundials, Ancient Clocks
Engineering / Simple Machines

The earliest and simplest form of sundial is the shadow stick. The time of day is judged by the length and position of the stick's shadow. Some nomadic peoples still use this method for timekeeping. T continue reading this fact

Teeny Tiny Technology
Engineering / Robotics

What's the smallest thing you can imagine? Can you think of something extremely tiny that is also extremely strong--many times stronger than steel--and very flexible? Give up? The answer is carbon nan continue reading this fact

Alloys
Engineering / Materials

Brass is an important alloy. Water is a clear colorless liquid. So is methanol. If one were to take a quantity of methanol and pour it into some water, the result is also a clear colorless liquid. But this one is something new; a 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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