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 ?

Rotary/gnome engines were used to power aircrafts during WW-I & radial engines during WW-II. Then came the era of jet engines which completely revolutionized the aviation technology ! Jet engines were very much efficient & powerful than those used during World wars ! The power jet engines deliver is so…

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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

differences, advantages, disadvantages of 4 stroke and 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 going to 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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How & why does a whip make a cracking sound ?

The carriage drivers whipcrack (We will get to this term soon) the whip . So we thought that the whip must be hitting the animal or perhaps must be hitting itself & that might be the reason why we are able to hear the loud sound ! But aa-aa, that’s…

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