I used to work at Boeing and repaired the computerized part of the machines which put together 747’s. People not familiar with airplanes are scared because they are forced to be quiet and go along with acting normal while stuck in a tube hurtling through the air at 600 miles an hour, and 30,000 feet above the earth.… »
The effect that weather has on air traffic delays is probably one of the most misunderstood aspects of aviation.
We don’t fully know the answer. But every crew that resides on the International Space Station provides us information that we use to adjust our protocols and that extends that period of time. Let’s take a closer look. »
There has been heated debate within the galaxy on this issue. Sadly, this is yet another example of conspiracy theorists showcasing their inability to accept logic as well as the presence in the Star Wars universe of chance, anomalies, negligence, humanoid and alien error.
The Solo Traveler lid takes in to account human anatomy, ergonomics and functionality in a simple and elegant way. It is very hard to improve upon this form-follows-function design. »
The food is much better here on Earth. And taking showers and going to the bathroom are much easier to do here too. But you do go through a strange adaptation process when you return to Earth. »
I feel like a parent that was just told their child is ugly. As an engineer, I look at the ISS and think "of course it looks that way, why would it look different?" »
Ideally you'll never be in the situation in the first place, but let's say a grenade is being lobbed at your face—what should you do? Dan Rosenthal, a U.S. Infantry veteran, schools us. Hint: unless you're Captain America, don't try to throw it back. »
The first factor that needs to be considered in the design of a space suit is "what will the suit be used for?" »
First, let's assume you are in orbit around the Earth's atmosphere, and you threw the cookie sunward at 25 mph. The most delicious of speeds.
All of them? If you're talking about a commercial airliner, then there's hundreds and hundreds. There are big, fat manuals describing what they all do. But, since you asked, buckle up. »
A classic debate! Good or Evil? Chocolate or Strawberry? Star Trek or Star Wars (excluding the Death Star)? But unlike those timeless questions this one really does seem to have a compelling answer. And its not what the majority seem to think. »
It is delightful to have my masters degree in Mechanical Engineering put to use in resolving age old engineering problems. »
The simple answer is probably not. That's because the sun involves a special type of fire that is able to "burn" water, and so it will just get hotter and six times brighter. Here's why. »
In the spirit of making problems go away, sometimes you want to just launch a particular person/problem into the sun. So—could you? And just how big would the canon need to be? »