6 Airplane Fun Facts Are you ready for a see-through plane? How about what is the world's fastest manned jet aircraft? Why is mercury forbidden on a plane?
10 of the Worst Jet Aircraft of All Time Jets capture nearly everyone’s imagination, and it’s not hard to see why. They’re fast and powerful, and they look really cool, so it’s no surprise that people are thrilled to see them. However, not every jet is an awesome airplane like the F-16. Indeed, hundreds of mediocre, if not outright terrible, jet aircraft have seen service. Here are 10 of the worst jets to take to the air. They failed for a variety of reasons, but the common thread is that nobody wanted to fly these turkeys.
13 Random Aviation Facts Pilots and co-pilots never eat the same meal; the President and Vice-President of the United States never fly together; you lose about 2 cups of water for every hour you spend flying--this does NOT mean you have to switch to vodka.
Aircraft and World War One Between 1914 and 1918, airplanes advanced from crude reconnaissance to fighters and bombers. One unknown British general had commented: The airplane is useless for the purposes of war.
GALCIT History Timeline for the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT), from 1891 to 2007.
History of Space Exploration Space History, Historical Publications, Chronology, Spacecraft Mission Summaries for the U.S., Russia, Europe, China, and Japan; compiled by Calvin J. Hamilton.
10 Myths About Space Travel That Make Science Fiction Better According to Charlie Jane Anders, "the truth is, sometimes you have to violate the laws of physics to create science fiction stories that people want to watch. We asked six great physicists to name their favorite occasions when breaking the laws of physics makes science fiction better, and here's what they told us."
What is Aerospace Engineering? Answer: deals with designing and building machines that fly. Or, to be more precise, aeronautical engineers are primarily involved in designing aircraft that fly within Earth's atmosphere, while astronautical engineers work with the science and technology of spacecraft that fly outside Earth's atmosphere.
Highway Construction and Engineering By Tarun Goel: Highway construction and engineering includes planning, designing, and building of highways. History stands witness that good roads lead to prosperity for distant societies. If a road is well planned and then executed according to the plan, a highway can open the gates of growth and development.
Highway Engineering History, Planning and Development, Design, and Construction-Maintenance-Management
Highway History From Mesopotamia--where bitumen was used long before modern roads--to how modern roads are created.
Roads and Highways Very thorough, especially describing differences in roadwork and the origins of their names. An example: he more recent word road, derived from the Old English word rád (“to ride”) and the Middle English rode or rade (“a mounted journey”), is now used to indicate all vehicular ways.
Age of the Automobile A little history, including economic spin-offs, with sidebars listing additional helpful facts, such as the Lincoln Highway, America's Longest Main Street.
Automobiles Articles, videos, and speeches concerning American automotive history.
Autonomous Car From Wikipedia: An autonomous car (also known as a driverless car, auto, self-driving car, robotic car) is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Many such vehicles are being developed, but as of February 2017 automated cars permitted on public roads are not yet fully autonomous. They all require a human driver at the wheel who is ready at a moment's notice to take control of the vehicle.
Henry Ford (1863-1947) I guess we all know by now that Ford did not invent the automobile--but he revolutionized assembly-line modes of production which made the auto affordable.
History of Semi Trailer Trucks Many of us know these as 18 wheelers, but none of us know (until now) that it was invented in 1898 by Alexander Winton in Cleveland, in order to deliver the cars he invented to their buyers.
How Motorcycles Work William Harris describes the 1901 Hendee Single, the 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmueller, and the 1902 Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Harley-Davidsons helped win World War I!
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Henry Ford did not invent the automobile -- Nicholas Cugnot did! Maybe. See Ferdinand Verbiest above. Once you see what the first self-propelled road vehicle looked like, you'll wonder why we aren't all driving one.
Self Driving Cars Of course, soon we won't be driving anything! Here is series of Huffington Post articles on the pros and cons of this invention.
What Does an Auto Engineer Do? From the site: Automotive engineering is one of the most exciting professions you can choose. From the global concerns of sustainable mobility, and teaching cars to drive themselves, to working out how we’ll get around on the surface of Mars, automotive engineering is all about the future.
Who Invented the Automobile? The Library of Congress presents a chart of inventors, dates, Types, and Country. Alas, Ferdinand Verbiest and Leonardo da Vinci are ignored.
Railway Engineering According to Wikipedia: Railway engineering is a multi-faceted engineering discipline dealing with the design, construction and operation of all types of railway systems. It encompasses a wide range of engineering disciplines, including civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and production engineering. A great many other engineering sub-disciplines are also called upon. These engineering subfields include Mechanical, Signaling, Electrical, Civil, Railway Vehicle, and Railway Systems. Choo-choo! Ahem.
Railroad Maps, 1828 to 1900 The Library of Congress presents a collection containing 623 maps chosen from more than 3,000 railroad maps and about 2,000 regional, state, and county maps, and other maps which show "internal improvements" of the past century.
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