Tag: engineering

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

Steam Engine – How Does It Work

Over the course of human existence, the most significant catalyst for growth has been our ability to draw energy from our world. Taming fire gave birth to the modern human and drawing power from the wind allowed early explorers to travel the world, but today we are going to explore the history and science behind […]

Making a CNC Rocker for Mountainbike from a billet. E7

I´m here at Jonathan Debus Fraestechnik that guy in the background is Jonny I know him since 2001 back in the days we where racing DH together. G: How old have you been that time? J: 13 or 14? He had a super cool self made bike frame with elastomer shocks. It was so cool. […]

Why Do Backwards Wings Exist?

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by CuriosityStream, watch over 2,400 documentaries for free for 31 days at curiositystream.com/realengineering. On December 12th, 1984, the United States Air Force and NASA began testing an unusual aircraft. One that broke all aircraft design convention. It’s wings pointed forward. However this experimental aircraft dubbed the […]

We’re actually making a MTB product that you suggest

Mountain bikes have come a long way. Around the time I was born they resembled beefed up road bikes with gnarly tires. Every year they got closer to what we’re familiar with today. Some advancements were born of necessity, while others of experimentation. Surely suspension forks were big news when they first came out. So […]

Direction of Friction in a Bicycle (With 3D animation)

Welcome to omega open course. Many students find it difficult to determine the direction of friction force on the tyres of a bicycle. In this video we explain the how to determine the direction of friction on tyres in a bike. When you drive a cycle, you rotate the pedal, which in turn rotates the […]

Top 10 Weirdest Mountain Bikes Ever

– [Neil] Mountain bike technology has progressed so much over the last 25 years. Bikes have become lighter, faster and stronger, but not all of those bikes have been design classics. And, actually, not all of them are good looking, come to think of it. – [Marc] Yeah, that’s true. Some of you have said […]