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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 …

Cracking the Code of Cicada 3301 | EPISODE 2

Cracking the Code of Cicada 3301 | EPISODE 2

(mysterious music) – [Robotic voice] Hello, everyone. – [Announcer] In January 2012, a mysterious organization released an intricate puzzle on the internet saying it was looking for highly intelligent individuals. The group issued a new puzzle the following two years until its latest one couldn’t be solved. It remains a mystery to those who still …

The Future of Farming

The Future of Farming

Over the next two decades, a technological wave will revolutionize the efficiency of farms all over the world. It can’t come soon enough. By the year 2050 the human population will be nearly 10 billion—which means we’ll need to have doubled the amount of food we now produce. This is an examination of the agricultural …

The History of The London Underground

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 …