Tag Archives: Technology

Casual Friday — fascinating engineering facts about the Titanic

Sure, the sinking of the Titanic gets all the press — but the engineering that went into her and her sister ships in the Olympic-class was impressive for their time, and still is today. Bill (“Engineer Guy”) Hammack explains all… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #344 — “Cluster’s Last Stand”

Here, you see what was once the last flight-worthy Saturn IB launch vehicle, now on static display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex… Continue reading

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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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