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September 15, 2009

 

Wind turbine farm in the evening

Tapping The Jet Stream: A New Energy Source?

Could jet streams be a new energy source to power the world's electricity? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 11, 2009

 

F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet

Faster Than The Speed Of Sound: The Sonic Boom Of Aircraft

In October of 1947, U.S. Air Force Pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly a plane faster than the speed of sound.

September 23, 2006

 

two pilots sitting in the cockpit

Airplane Navigation

How do modern-day pilots navigate their way at 35,000 feet?

September 15, 2005

 

Fasten Your Seatbelt

Flying through turbulence in an airplane is usually something of a nuisance; when that fasten-your-seatbelts sign comes on, you know you’re in for a bumpy ride. Here, we’ll learn how airplanes use technology to avoid turbulence in the air ahead, and about systems that can help make flying a smoother, and safer, experience. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Steering a Balloon

But a hot air balloon doesn’t have any way of pushing itself forward. It can only go up or down. So how can it move around?

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