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The scientific tourist #334 — the SM-64 Navaho Cruise Missile

Standing guard outside the entrance gate to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, it’s a Navaho cruise missile… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #327 — J47 jet engine

This week, for your perusal, I present a J47 jet engine — with its casing cut open for a better view of its internal structure… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #298 — the Redstone missile

Here you see a Redstone on static display outside the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Continue reading

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Casual Friday — the changing shape of cinema

If you ever wondered why movies, TV, and camera video all wound up in a variety of aspect ratios (relative widths and heights), John Hess of Filmmaker IQ has it all sorted out for you… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — inside a flight data recorder

Ever wonder what’s inside a flight data recorder, those “black boxes” used to tell investigators what went wrong in an airliner crash? “Engineer Guy” Bill Hammack tells us all… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — how a smartphone knows up from down

Here’s a fun and interesting bit of video (4:25) for you. “Engineer guy” Bill Hammack shows you how your smartphone knows which way it’s pointed… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #263 — BRAVE 200

UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are getting a lot of press these days, but that doesn’t mean they’re a recent invention… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #253 — da Vinci’s armored car

Seen at the Galleria Michelangelo in Florence Italy, it’s a wooden model of a da Vinci armored car… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #252 — from Silver Dart to Starfighter

Seen at the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, 100 years of Canadian aviation history… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — bubble pumps and coffee grounds

If you’re like most folks, you’ve got a pretty simple (and arguably cheap) coffee maker at home. In part, the affordability and simplicity of drip coffee makers comes thanks to some pretty clever engineering that resulted in a design with … Continue reading

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