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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. Read More >>

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This Is NASA’s Solar Propulsion Engine of the Future

This Tron-esque glowing blue ring isn't the latest designer lamp. In fact, it's NASA's cutting-edge solar-electric propulsion thruster, being tested in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Read More >>

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This Calvin and Hobbes Search Engine Just Made the World a Much Better Place

Rejoice, humans, for life just got a lot better thanks to a new wonder of the internet: the Calvin & Hobbes search engine! Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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152,455-Piece Rolls-Royce Engine Is the Most Complex Lego Machine Ever Built

152,455 Lego bricks, 677 pounds (307 kilograms) and 6.56 feet long (2 metres) -- that's how amazing this Lego cut-out of a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine is. It has over 160 separate engine components just arranged like the engine that power the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Read More >>