Everyday Engineering - Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life

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Everyday Engineering
Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life

2015

Look around you. Great masterpieces of engineering are everywhere. As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, you are putting centuries of scientific and mechanical ingenuity to use. So familiar are these structures,...

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Director
Stephen Ressler

In This Series

Engineering and Technology in Your World
Episode 1
Engineering and Technology in Your World
Your House as an Engineered System
Episode 2
Your House as an Engineered System
Three Structural Systems for Load Bearing
Episode 3
Three Structural Systems for Load Bearing
Platform-Framed Housing Construction
Episode 4
Platform-Framed Housing Construction
The Building Envelope
Episode 5
The Building Envelope
Site Design and Storm Runoff
Episode 6
Site Design and Storm Runoff
Dam, Reservoir, and Aqueduct Design
Episode 7
Dam, Reservoir, and Aqueduct Design
Water Treatment and Distribution
Episode 8
Water Treatment and Distribution
Wastewater Disposal and Treatment
Episode 9
Wastewater Disposal and Treatment
Fossil Fuels: Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
Episode 10
Fossil Fuels: Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
Power Generation from Coal
Episode 11
Power Generation from Coal
Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Power
Episode 12
Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Power
Renewable Sources of Electricity
Episode 13
Renewable Sources of Electricity
Electrical Power Transmission: The Grid
Episode 14
Electrical Power Transmission: The Grid
Electrical Power Distribution
Episode 15
Electrical Power Distribution
Everyday Thermodynamics: Refrigeration
Episode 16
Everyday Thermodynamics: Refrigeration
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
Episode 17
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
Home Energy Efficiency
Episode 18
Home Energy Efficiency
Passive Solar and Net-Zero-Energy Homes
Episode 19
Passive Solar and Net-Zero-Energy Homes
The Plain Old Telephone Service
Episode 20
The Plain Old Telephone Service
The Global Telecommunications Network
Episode 21
The Global Telecommunications Network
Cellular Phone Technology
Episode 22
Cellular Phone Technology
Satellites and Satellite Communications
Episode 23
Satellites and Satellite Communications
Simple Machines around the House
Episode 24
Simple Machines around the House
User-Centered Design
Episode 25
User-Centered Design
The Internal Combustion Engine
Episode 26
The Internal Combustion Engine
Torque, Power, and Transmission
Episode 27
Torque, Power, and Transmission
The Drivetrain
Episode 28
The Drivetrain
Suspension, Steering, and Braking
Episode 29
Suspension, Steering, and Braking
Highway Engineering
Episode 30
Highway Engineering
Traffic Engineering
Episode 31
Traffic Engineering
Everyday Bridges
Episode 32
Everyday Bridges
Tunnel Engineering
Episode 33
Tunnel Engineering
The Railroad
Episode 34
The Railroad
Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling
Episode 35
Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling
The Future: Engineering for Sustainability
Episode 36
The Future: Engineering for Sustainability