The Future of Airplanes
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The Future of Airplanes

These are the technological developments that will allow us to move ourselves and our cargo cheaper, greener, and faster, through the air, going forward. This is the future of flight. With the first all-electric twin-engine, self-powered aircraft successfully crossing the English Channel this month, and the ongoing effort of the Solar Impulse team to become […]

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Here’s Why Helicopter Blades Can Look Strange On Video
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Here’s Why Helicopter Blades Can Look Strange On Video

Have you ever noticed that fast-spinning objects like helicopter blades and airplane propellers sometimes look really weird on film and video? Sure, sometimes you can only see a circular blur. But sometimes they appear to be spinning very slowly. Sometimes they look like they’re spinning backward. In very rare cases, they can even look like […]

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What is Engineering?
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What is Engineering?

Let’s take a moment to think about your morning The alarm on your phone goes off at 7:03 you drag yourself to the shower and blast yourself with perfectly warm water in an attempt to wake up. You smear your toothbrush with too much toothpaste and scrub yourself into a foamy mess of minty freshness. […]

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Are Electric Planes Possible?
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Are Electric Planes Possible?

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant, a problem solving website that teaches you think like an engineer. Over the past decade we have seen multiple industries looking to transition to renewable fuel sources, and while we have been making huge strides in the production of renewable energy, the technology required […]

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How Supercarrier Aircraft Catapults Work
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How Supercarrier Aircraft Catapults Work

Modern aircraft carriers are impressive warships that play a key role in global military operations. Although they are not particularly well-suited for combat on their own, they are invaluable assets because they serve as mobile airbases that can be deployed just about anywhere around the globe. There are approximately 50 aircraft carriers currently in service […]

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