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August 30, 2010

 

airplane in air

Airplane Technology, Safety, And Smooth Flying

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.

June 11, 2007

 

The New York City Skyline at night.

Rocking Skyscrapers… How Safe Are They?

Have you ever been at the top of a tall skyscraper and felt the building sway? Exactly how safe are the white collars workers of big city life?

September 15, 2005

 

Airplane Turbulence

You’d expect a ride this bumpy if you were driving an off-road vehicle over rocky, uneven terrain, but a bump bump BUMP as you glide 30,000 feet above that terrain in a modern jet liner, might surprise you, not to mention scare the bajeebers out of you. After all, you never notice hard lumps and bumps as you breathe air. What makes an airplane go bump? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004

 

Keep Your Tailgate Shut!

Does keeping your tailgate down give you better gas mileage?

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