A Plane Crash Reignites 9/11 Anxiety

NARRATOR: November 12th, 2001– it’s the Veteran’s Day holiday in the United States, a day off for many. But at New York’s John F Kennedy airport, it’s another busy day. Flight 587 lifts off at 9:14 AM. [SIGH] American 587, heavy– NARRATOR: 2,300 feet above the ground, disaster strikes. [SCREAMING] Oh my god! Oh my…

A Doomed Aircraft Is Left to Fly Until it Runs Out of Fuel

We have a developing story, as you may have heard. There was as a civilian Learjet– NARRATOR: News of a rogue Learjet, flying hundreds of miles off course, has captivated the nation. PRESS SECRETARY: The FAA began tracking aircraft in distress. The president was made aware of this situation, this morning, in a meeting with…

Fluid Mechanics: Topic 4.1 – Hydrostatic force on a plane surface

In this lesson, we will derive the equation for calculating the magnitude of the hydrostatic force on a plane surface. Here we have a rectangular fish tank filled with water to a depth d. In order to determine whether the fish tank walls can support that much water without breaking, we would need to know…

Gas Thruster Controlled Drone

A conventional drone is controlled by varying thrust on each one of its motors and propellers and by increasing the thrust on one side of the drone it will cause the drone to tilt, now this works nice and well down here on earth where the atmosphere is nice and thick, but up in space,…

Why do the Planets orbit in a Plane?

Hey Crazies. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but there’s something weird about the night sky. There are bright dots everywhere! Most of them are very far away and stay pretty static relative to each other, which is why, for thousands of years, we were convinced they formed a solid shell around us. Thankfully,…