Types of Jet Propulsion Engines (animations)!

types of jet engines compared

The first jet engine successfully flew in August, 1939. Hans von Ohain of Germany was the designer of the first operational jet engine, though credit for the invention of the jet engine went to Great Britain’s Frank Whittle. Whittle, who registered a patent for the turbojet engine in 1930, received…

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Antikythera mechanism – The most ancient & mysterious Greek machine !

what is antikythera mechanism ?

The Antikythera mechanism is more valuable than Mona Lisa ! says professor Michael Edmunds from Cardiff University, who led a 2006 study of the mechanism ! Honestly, this is one of the most mysterious, extraordinary, fascinating & interesting  machine I’ve ever seen in my life ! The Antikythera mechanism is one…

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NASA’s Starshade to help find another Earth !

I mean seriously what do these engineers & scientists at NASA are made of ? How do they come up with such awesome cool stuff every time ! This time, it’s something you would not have even thought of. Yea… we are talking about NASA’s Starshade ! (watch the video…

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Formula racecar designed & built by students of Bangalore !

Designing a car & making it is not as easy as sitting & watching a movie on a couch. Making a car doesn’t just mean to join the parts we bought; it needs to have deep knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, dynamics & must also be able to do calculations…

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How does a Wankel engine work ?

No more boring introductions, lets get started & understand how does a Wankel engine work & what exactly it is ! History :- The first Wankel engine was developed by German engineer – Felix Wankel. Wankel received his first patent for the engine in 1929. However, the Wankel engine design…

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The Top 10 Biggest Machines in the World !

LHC - biggest machines out of top 10

We Humans, being a couple of feet high, weighing barely a quintal are capable of making & building things million times bigger & heavier than us & we have proved it. Hats off to those engineers who have built them ! So lets have a look at the top 10…

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How do Gas turbines/Jet propulsion engines work ?

Jet engines – Woah… very very powerful ! The power jet engines deliver is so high that an airplane weighing hundreds of tons lifts off the ground with such ease. How are they capable of producing so much of power/thrust ? So lets not waste our time & have a…

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Crawler – The Rocket Transporter !

Crawler transporting Discovery spacecraft to launchpad.

Human being started using animals to carry load when it exceeded his carrying capacity. Then he started building machines to carry even more load & to transport faster. Today huge trucks carry massive amounts of load & the best example is the biggest truck in the world – The BelAZ…

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Differences, Advantages & Disadvantages of 4 stroke & 2 stroke engine

Earlier in the Engines section we saw how 4 stroke & 2 stroke engines work ! We might like to give a thought on which is better one OR which has more advantages. So in this article we are gonna discuss about the differences, advantages & disadvantages of 4 stroke &…

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How does a hovercraft work ?

Human started with just wheels for travelling & transportation purposes at first. Then came bikes, cars & trains which could be driven on land. The next difficulty was to overcome the vast oceans & seas which led to invention of ships. Engineers are still finding ways to make today’s vehicles…

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