"Fire in the hole!" shouts an engineer as a detonator sparks. A second later, the shockwave and the thunder–a close shave with the last sight some people ever saw. The video apparently depicts work on Indianapolis' sewer system.
Israel-based Eviation demonstrated its all-electric plane Alice in Paris before the pandemic. This great overview explains the challenges of all-electric planes that are not retrofits of existing models. It's unlikely these planes will replace cross country or international travel by gas-powered jets, mainly because battery weight reduces number of potential passengers. It also has about… READ THE REST
Smarter Every Day announced a series on going to the moon, and the first intallment looks at the logistics and engineering problems that had to be solved to make it work: We're going back to the moon, and we're going to need to train Astronauts how to land. This video is the result of trying… READ THE REST
Watch as a tour guide pulls space shuttle tile material out of a 2200-degree furnace and picks it up immediately. Note that for best results, pick it up by the cool corner or edge rather than the white-hot center. If you're interested in the material and engineering, here is a great PDF on their thermal… READ THE REST
Our pandemic-plagued 2020 didn't just change our daily routines and patterns. It also accelerated new trends that have been ramping up for years. For example, our time spent consuming digital content skyrocketed last year. Most U.S. adults engage with almost 8 hours of digital media every day, a 15 percent increase over 2019. During those… READ THE REST
The old days of '50s monster movie-level effects are over. And don't think you'll be graded on a curve just because you're shooting on an iPhone. If you want to shoot the Avengers: Endgame of TikTok videos, you better have the visual imagery to back up your grand plans. Of course, Endgame needed over 2,500… READ THE REST
If you have a list of pet peeves, then drivers who don't signal are definitely on your list, and you're not the only one! It's also common courtesy for bike riders to give drivers behind them an idea when they're about to slow down or make a turn. Unfortunately, many cyclists don't give drivers a… READ THE REST