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View Resource Howstuffworks: How a Block and Tackle Works

Howstuffworks.com presents clear, well-written articles for the layperson in many areas such as Earth Science, Engineering, Military and the Supernatural. In this article, written by Marshall Brain, one can learn the secrets of force-multiplying devices. For example, how a block and tackle (an arrangement of ropes and pulleys such as on a crane or sailboat rigging) works to trade force for...

http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/engines-equipment...
View Resource Heat Transfer Textbook

This introductory engineering textbook on heat and mass transfer, written by John H. Lienhard IV, Professor at University of Houston and John H. Lienhard IV, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is now available online without charge. One aim of this project is to "explore the possibilities of placing textbooks online." The idea is that the online format holds two key benefits --...

http://web.mit.edu/lienhard/www/ahtt.html
View Resource The Engines of Our Ingenuity

This website is from the public radio program The Engines of Our Ingenuity, which has been airing on the radio from the University of Houston for 20 years. The radio show is about the human inventiveness that informs our culture and it's no wonder the program has been on the air for so long, as such a topic seems inexhaustible. Because the show is only available on 30 public radio stations,...

http://www.uh.edu/engines/
View Resource ScienceDaily: Engineering News Screenshot

Since its founding in 1995, ScienceDaily has published over 140,000 articles, 50,000 images, and thousands of new videos, all without subscription fees. The Engineering News section of the site is well known for its timely coverage of engineering innovations. Recent articles have explored a mathematical model that raises the possibility of bacteria-controlled robots, highlighted the spectra of...

https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/matter_energy/engineering/