Beautiful Two-Stroke Engine Lets You Watch Its Inner Workings

Combustion of fuel—a process that you, me and everyone else we know very much relies on—is usually hidden from sight inside that big hunk of metal called an engine. But Huib Vissier saw something beautiful in this process, so he built a simple engine that showcases combustion rather than concealing it. » 5/17/15 10:00am 5/17/15 10:00am

The Mach 6 Scramjet Could Fly from JFK to SFO in an Hour (if it Doesn't…

We could have had Bin Laden in 1998. However, in the 80 minutes it took for a volley of cruise missiles travel from US ships in the Arabian Gulf over to his training camp in Afghanistan, he had done packed up and left. If those warheads had been riding on the new X-51 hypersonic jet engine, they'd have made his day… » 8/21/12 11:30am 8/21/12 11:30am

Awesome Time Lapse Shows How Rolls-Royce Builds Its Jet Engines

The 152,455-piece Lego Rolls-Royce Trent engine may be the most complex Lego machine ever built, but it's nothing compared to the real thing. This awe-inspiring time lapse video shows how they build the turbo-fan engine that powers some of the most popular airliners in the world, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. » 7/16/12 7:20pm 7/16/12 7:20pm