The History of The London Underground

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Skillshare, home to over 17,000 classes that could teach you a new life skill. The first 500 people to sign up with the link in the description will get a 2 month free trial. Few inventions have had as a revolutionary effect on her society as the advent of the steam engine. This machine allowed the automation of production, creating thousands of new jobs in our cities and drawing humans

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Steam Engine – How Does It Work

Over the course of human existence, the most significant catalyst for growth has been our ability to draw energy from our world. Taming fire gave birth to the modern human and drawing power from the wind allowed early explorers to travel the world, but today we are going to explore the history and science behind one of humanities greatest inventions, the steam engine. The evolution of the steam engine completely revolutionized our society. It opened new avenues for trade and

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The Mystery of the Pyramids’ Construction

This video was made possible by Assassin’s Creed Origins, which is out today. When we think of ancient Egypt, most imagine sand swept plains with giant pyramids jousting up from a barren desert, juxtaposed next to the lush meandering Nile spilling nutrients to into the surrounding floodplains to feed this burgeoning empire. But all we have for reference for this vision of the past are the ancient monuments and artifacts that remain and ancient hieroglyphs, that puzzled linguists for centuries.

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An Introduction to GPU Programming with CUDA

Hello world, it’s Siraj, and today we’re going to do some GPU programming to add the elements of two arrays together Sounds super simple, I know, but it will be a way for us to introduce ourselves to the key concepts that make up the incredible world of parallel computing used heavily in deep learning. The field of computer graphics traces its roots back to the earliest days of computer science. HP and IBM were some of the first companies

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Jacqueline Chen PANEL “Unleashing the Power of Computing and Data at Scale”

– So welcome, I think we have an exciting panel today. At Purdue we like to do things at scale. So today we’re going to talk, our panel is going to discuss compute and data at scale, how can we unleash the power of this technology. I’ll start by introducing briefly our panelists and then we’ll jump in. So we have our distinguished visitor from Sandia national labs, Dr. Jackie Chen. She’s a distinguished member of the technical staff at

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The Greatest Innovations In Formula One

There are few things in life as thrilling a live Formula one race. The speed and roar of the engines sends adrenaline pumping through yours veins, but this isn’t just mere entertainment. Racing at the highest level tests engineers and drivers in ways that normal production cars do not and forces them to think of clever and innovative ways to improve performance. These technologies have on multiple occasions found their way into our everyday lives. There are countless examples of

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Burj Khalifa – How To Build Higher

Earlier this month I made a trip from Ireland to Dubai and as the plane climbed to cruising altitude we were treated to the most amazing sunset, from 12 kilometres in the sky. I had this moment of awe and gratitude that we live in a time where experiences like this are possible and the feeling just got stronger when I arrived in Dubai and saw the Burj Khalifa. The building defies belief, I lived in Malaysia for 3 years

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Ion Propulsion – The Plane With No Moving Parts

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Skillshare, home to over 20,000 classes that could teach you a new life skill. Last month MIT revealed their ion propelled plane. The product of 7 years of development and the first of its kind. A plane capable of sustained powered flight with no moving parts in it’s propulsion system. Just as the Wright Brothers announced to the world that powered flight was possible, this flight lays down a milestone

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Career Spotlight: Kite Designer

My name is Damon Vander Lind, I’m a kite designer for the Makani project at Google X. What we’re trying to do at Makani is developing new type of wind power in which we use a very lightweight kite to harvest winds of high altitudes. And we see this as a much cheaper and faster to deploy option than conventional wind power. A traditional wind turbine harvests wind power by basically slowing air down. The goal is to steal energy

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Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Audible. So I recently went down the rabbit hole of looking at old flight schedules. Airlines used to publish these physical brochures with their fares and flight times, and when looking at this American Airlines one from 1967 I noticed something interesting. This flight between New York and LA was scheduled as 5 hours and 43 minutes long—that didn’t seem right. American flight 3 was scheduled to leave JFK airport everyday

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