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Music Typewriters - Music Printing History
Music typewriters were developed in the 19th century, but it wasn't until the mid 1900s that they became popular.
music  history  machines  engineering  typewriters 
march 2019 by ignatz
Airbus – A380 – Why Do Projects Fail?
The root of the problem can be traced back to a single decision: the decision to proceed with the project despite the fact that two CAD systems were in use. That decision resulted in design inconsistencies, mismatched calculations and configuration management failures.
failure  a380  engineering  software 
february 2019 by ignatz
Careful with hot objects
Laboratory team travels the world dealing with radioactive material no longer in use.
doom  radiation  engineering  safety  nuclear 
december 2018 by ignatz
USCSB - YouTube
chemical safety board channel (disasters)
engineering  failure 
june 2017 by ignatz
New Russian Future Weapon - Project ORION Ekranoplan. PART-1 - YouTube
Using the Ekranoplane has both positive and negative sides The big plus is the efficiency and speed - the speed of many prototypes up to 500 km / h with load...
ekranoplan  russia  engineering 
april 2017 by ignatz
Metamaterial - Wikipedia
A metamaterial (from the Greek word μετά meta, meaning "beyond") is a material engineered to have a property that is not found in nature.
wikipedia  materials  engineering 
november 2016 by ignatz
South Bay Power Outage Triggered By ‘Wiring Error,’ Southern California Edison Says « CBS Los Angeles
A "wiring error" associated with an ongoing equipment-upgrade project in the South Bay led to Tuesday morning's wide-scale power outage.
infrastructure  engineering  failure 
october 2016 by ignatz
The Strangest, Most Spectacular Bridge Collapse (And How We Got It Wrong) | Motherboard
How a textbook example of an engineering failure—and the famous video that captured it—got twisted.
infrastructure  disaster  engineering  risks 
december 2015 by ignatz
Forgotten Weapons - YouTube
extreme nerding about old weapons, huge archive
nerd  firearms  guns  history  engineering  youtube  video 
march 2015 by ignatz
Qattara Depression Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The proposals call for a large canal or tunnel being excavated of about 55 to 80 kilometres (34 to 50 mi) depending on the route chosen to the Mediterranean Sea to bring seawater into the area."
wikipedia  engineering  failure  no 
march 2015 by ignatz
Troubled welds on the Bay Bridge -- The Sacramento Bee
"The Chinese company hired to build key parts of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge had never built a bridge."
engineering  failure  politics  california  oops 
june 2014 by ignatz
Toyota's killer firmware: Bad design and its consequences | EDN
Bad design practices. Quality control in modern cars seems to evaporate where the software is concerned.
software  design  engineering  failure  cars  toyota 
october 2013 by ignatz
python sweetness — How to lose $172,222 a second for 45 minutes
This is probably the most painful bug report I’ve ever read, describing in glorious technicolor the steps leading to Knight Capital’s $465m trading loss due to a software bug that struck late last year, effectively bankrupting the company.
devops  programming  failure  engineering  finance 
october 2013 by ignatz
Liebherr's LR13000 lifts 3 other cranes, the LR11350, the LR1350.1 and finally the LTR1100
huge freakin' crane lifting other huge cranes which in their turn lift smaller ones.
engineering  construction  cranes  wow 
may 2013 by ignatz
HUH. Magazine - Todd McLellan
Canadian photographer Todd McLellan's latest series "Disassembly" captures relics of our past in a unique, dismantled and exposed form. Disassembled items include a typewriter, a push lawn mower and a rotary phone
art  tools  engineering  photography  mechanical  parts 
may 2011 by ignatz
Fuel saving - a professional engineer's view
debunking of fraudulent fuel saving accessories and advice on actual fuel saving from an engineer in the field
debunk  fraud  engineering  cars  gadgets 
september 2010 by ignatz
M1911A1 Animated Demonstration
Flash animation of the M1911A1's function including cutaway, exploding view, interactive safeties
guns  engineering  M1911A1  animation  flash  firearms 
august 2010 by ignatz
The INTIMIDATOR- by GarE Maxton
125-piece 40-pound metal puzzle piece that when solved can be reassembled into a working .45 pistol
firearms  guns  puzzles  engineering  sculpture  art 
july 2010 by ignatz
Stolzer & Son's Gunsmithing - 2 Bore Jones Underlever
Building a ridiculously huge black powder rifle
guns  engineering  yow 
june 2010 by ignatz
bit-player » Blog Archive » A hole in the bottom of the ocean
A good perspective on the Gulf of Mexico disaster as an industrial accident and the necessity of an independent investigatory body.
oil  disasters  engineering  bp  deepwaterhorizon  politics  failure 
june 2010 by ignatz
BrokenBridge
possible explanation for bay bridge breaking
engineering  sf  baybridge  failure 
october 2009 by ignatz
English Russia » The Most Unusual Underground in the World
One man attempts to build a subway station against tremendous odds and any kind of sanity.
russia  eccentrics  engineering  subway  crikey 
august 2009 by ignatz
HyShot - Centre for Hypersonics, The University of Queensland
The HyShot Flight Program is an experiment designed to develop a correlation between pressure measurements made of supersonic combustion in The University of Queensland's T4 shock tunnel, and that which is observed in flight.
engineering  aviation  engine  scramjet  hypersonic  ramjet 
march 2009 by ignatz
Scramjet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet) is a variation of a ramjet distinguished by supersonic combustion.
engineering  aviation  scramjet  hypersonic 
march 2009 by ignatz
224,000 Rounds in 12 days
Serious torture test of firearms. It's interesting what broke.
guns  firearms  engineering  testing  qa 
december 2008 by ignatz
What Your Computer Does While You Wait : Gustavo Duarte
This post takes a look at the speed - latency and throughput - of various subsystems in a modern commodity PC, an Intel Core 2 Duo at 3.0GHz.
technology  computers  sysadmin  engineering 
december 2008 by ignatz
Fogonazos: The flipping ship
The FLIP research vessel (Floating Instrument Platform) is the only ship in the world having the ability to flip from a horizontal position to a vertical position while at sea.
ships  tech  engineering  design  research  yow 
november 2008 by ignatz
zipper machine on i-95 james river bridge project (2001)
gigantic highway repair truck apparatus that moves the medians around.
via:britta  engineering  photos  trucks  equipment  gadgets 
september 2008 by ignatz
Naval Safety Center: Photos of the Week
Weekly photo illustrating some poor safety practice. Black humor goldmine.
safety  ha  disasters  photos  engineering  accidents 
january 2008 by ignatz
BLEVE - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion" eg tank of propane goes boom
terminology  kaboom  explosion  chemistry  engineering  death  wikipedia 
october 2007 by ignatz
When Pork Flies
The DP2 Vectored Thrust Aircraft: yes, something's worse than the Osprey!
failure  aviation  dp-2  aircraft  engineering  doh 
october 2007 by ignatz
Airline Sacrifices Goats to Fix Technical Snag
Actual sacrifice of actual goats to fix actual technical problem. Go NAC!
goats  animalsacrifice  technology  engineering  failure  nepal  religion  no  ha 
september 2007 by ignatz
strandbeest
amazing wind-powered kinetic sculptures that walk around, etc.
kineticsculpture  sculpture  art  engineering  windpower  robots 
may 2007 by ignatz
Welcome to the 1st 100% Unofficial Coggiola T-Rex Site...
Huge, underpowered, luxurious, and completely useless Italian super SUV.
suv  no  cars  trucks  automobiles  trainwrecks  engineering  baddesign  doh 
may 2006 by ignatz
Pinto Madness
1977 article describing the boom-boom Ford Pinto that exploded on contact, including video of a pintosplosion
autos  cars  history  usa  ford  pinto  consumerism  safety  video  quicktime  engineering  failure  fiasco  70s 
april 2006 by ignatz
How To Build A Big Engine
engine building stories and tips from a hot rod mechanics
autos  automotive  cars  engines  engineering  hotrods  diy 
november 2005 by ignatz
A CANAL TO SAVE THE SALTON SEA
maniac who wants to build a canal to save the Salton Sea
saltonsea  california  local  environment  politics  biology  geography  engineering 
november 2005 by ignatz
Industrial Art Gallery
turn of the century industrial engineering drawings archived en masse
art  engineering  gallery  history  illustration  industrial  obsess  vintage  archives 
october 2005 by ignatz

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