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History – Design Behind the Bike (1/5)

History – Design Behind the Bike (1/5)

The history of the bicycle from its origins to the bike as we now know it can be traced back to the 1800s. The impact of this machine on worldwide society is without doubt and this impact continues to grow. Well the design of the bike seemed fairly straightforward and simple over a hundred years …

How The Ford Model T Took Over The World

How The Ford Model T Took Over The World

This Episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Skillshare, home to over 20,000 classes that could teach you a new lift skill. The Ford Model T was not the first car. Not even close. Depending on how you define what a car is, that honour was achieved 100 years before Henry Ford was …

America’s Insane Plan for Nuclear Powered Planes

America’s Insane Plan for Nuclear Powered Planes

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by CuriosityStream, watch over 2,400 documentaries for free for 31 days at curiositystream.com/realengineering. Some crazy things happened during the Cold War. Dogs were put into orbit, bears were fired out of supersonic jets, and humans landed on the moon. Needless to say, humans were going through …

A Brief History of Robotics

You’d think the Robot Revolution would have happened by now, with the self-aware robots taking over the world, becoming our overlords, making us work in the tungsten mines. Well, the thing is, the Robot Revolution already is happening. It’s been happening for decades. It’s just been a lot less bloody than the movies made us …

How to Solve the Housing Crisis

How to Solve the Housing Crisis

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant, a problem-solving website that teaches you to think like an engineer. We’ve been hearing about it for years. The 21st century is the era of urbanization. In almost every country around the world, people are packing their bags, and moving into cities at record …

The Truth About Vinyl – Vinyl vs. Digital

The Truth About Vinyl – Vinyl vs. Digital

The humble disc record is not often properly recognized for the impact its development had on the modern world. On the face of it, these records are just consumer products that allow music to be sold to the masses, a concept that itself only reached the mass market about 100 years ago. The truth is …

The Truth about Hydrogen

The Truth about Hydrogen

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Skillshare, home to over twenty thousand classes that could teach you a new life skill. As the world grapples to eliminate fossil fuels from our energy diet, electric cars have seen an incredible boom over the past few years. Last year, over one million electric …