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You Can Make It on Your Own [electronic resource]

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Includes segments on the use of computers in creating and writing music, invention of new musical instruments, computers that record the daily life of their wearers, and a mechanical engineering contest at M.I.T.
Online
2005; 2003
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Ceramics [electronic resource]

Sand and clay, transformed by fire, become glass, earthenware, porcelain, or concrete - all types of ceramics. In this program, materials scientist Dr. Mark Miodownik delves into the history, production, and use of ceramics, and the large role they play in the creation of the 21st-century world.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Paolo Cardini - Forget Multitasking; Try Monotasking

People aren't just cooking anymore - they're cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube, and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. In this TEDTalk, product designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for - gasp! - "monotasking." His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.
Online
2012
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A Heat Pump That's Not Delivering Any Air [electronic resource]

A residential package-unit heat pump has no air flow. The cause? Well, there are a few possibilities and it will take some effort to find the culprit. Presented by Jim Johnson, a well-regarded instructor and an expert in HVAC/R and electrical system repair, this video serves as a guide to troubleshooting the job. It shows how to determine whether or not the indoor air handler is the source of the problem or if it's a control component that is not allowing the blower motor to run. Trainees also learn how to replace the blower motor with an OEM component (or, with some adapting work, a general replacement motor) and to assemble the tools and test equipment needed in order to troubleshoot properly. A viewable/printable resource guide is available online and used throughout the program t [...]
Online
2012
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A Heat Pump That Won't Cool [electronic resource]

When a split system heat pump won't put out cool air, there may be several different reasons why. What will it take to find and fix the problem? Presented by Jim Johnson, an experienced trainer and HVAC/R electrical system repair expert, this video helps develop the troubleshooting know-how crucial to the job. A viewable/printable resource guide is available online and featured in the program to demonstrate the use of wiring diagrams. By following along with Jim as he performs the necessary diagram reading, viewers are able to identify all relevant components of the unit and isolate the malfunctioning part. A major part of this diagram-reading experience is establishing that the compressor is internally protected and that the diagram shows a single pole contact. In a detailed hands-o [...]
Online
2012
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How Glock Became America's Gun [electronic resource]

The Glock is America's favorite "super gun." This ABC News report examines the popularity of this European-made firearm. Made of composite material, the gun is lightweight. With an easy trigger pull and no thumb-activated safety, it is also one of the easiest to shoot.
Online
2013
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Britain's Secret Engineers [electronic resource]

If you need to build a 'top-secret' piece of equipment in the U.K., there's one place many people choose to go: defense contractor QinetiQ. Follow workers at this leading British company on a global journey as they reveal a handful of their secretive projects. Meet the scientists and engineers building robots to defuse Afghanistan's deadly roadside bombs and learn how they're adapting them to help in dangerous civilian situations at home. Find out how British experts are using 'stealth technology' to make wind turbines less visible to radar and, with unprecedented access, follow the engineers racing to get Chinook helicopters ready for front line service-including in Afghanistan.
Online
2010
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Cleaner Coal = Cleaner Environment [electronic resource]

Chemical engineers find a way to make coal more environmentally friendly.
Online
2013
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Eco Leather [electronic resource]

Leather can be lovely, but producing it is hard on the environment. Fortunately, a chemical engineer and some fashion students have joined forces to create an alternative that looks and feels like real leather, but without the environmental cost.
Online
2014
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How to Build a Jumbo Jet Engine [electronic resource]

A Jumbo Jet Engine is the story of the thousands of people who design, build, and test engines at Rolls-Royce's manufacturing plants in Derby and across the U.K., making Rolls-Royce a central part of life for the people who work there. Exploring some of the astonishing technology behind the engines' advanced components, the BBC documentary program meets the skilled engineers who design and build them, and experience the ups and downs of life on the assembly line.
Online
2010
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How to Build a Nuclear Submarine [electronic resource]

Taking 14 years to design and build and costing around
Online
2010
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Piranha-Proof Armor Inspires Tough Materials [electronic resource]

Arapaima fish's scales provide lessons for synthetic products.
Online
2012
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Safer Helmets Make an Impact [electronic resource]

A new polymer material reduces the force of collisions.
Online
2013
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Things You Need to Know...About Engineering [electronic resource]

James May uncovers the fascinating science of engineering, giving the real 'nuts and bolts' account of how things really work-from the wheel to the Saturn V rocket. Through animation and motion graphics, James reveals the answers to several questions. How have smart men with spanners managed to change the world? What did steam ever do for us? What is the smartest machine? When can I move to Mars? Learn who has been building skyscrapers for millions of years, what a football has to do with nanotechnology, and how a 180 mph chicken gun and foul-tasting tea can help keep you safe on a plane.
Online
2012
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World's Fastest Electric Car [electronic resource]

Students design and build car that is breaking records.
Online
2013
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Modern Marvels: Assembly Line [electronic resource]

This program offers an insider's look at the assembly line - a production tool that changed industry forever and is considered by some to be the most important technological innovation of the 20th century.
Online
2000
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Modern Marvels: Heavy Metals [electronic resource]

From the earliest days of civilization, human progress has been tied to the mastery of metals. Today heavy metals are so essential to America's economic and military might that they are stored in the National Defense Stockpile in case of war. From their ability to conduct electricity to providing the strength to support a 30 foot tunnel, heavy metals are indispensable to modern life.
Online
2006
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Modern Marvels: Helicopters [electronic resource]

The Apache Longbow is the deadliest helicopter in world, while the Blackhawk is known for its sophistication and versatility. From Coast Guard helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico to luxury helicopters owned by wealthy businessmen, helicopters have a variety of uses that make them one of man's most helpful and entertaining tools. Take a look at what goes in to customizing and flying these wingless aircraft.
Online
2010
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Modern Marvels: Horsepower [electronic resource]

Buckle up for a rip-roaring ride through the world of extreme horsepower. Learn how horsepower was first coined as a marketing tool for the steam engine in the late 1700s and how it has evolved to describe the power of race cars that travel at more than 300 miles per hour. Then watch as an engine is tested and rated at General Motors under the watchful eye of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), who set the standards for today's most powerful car engines.
Online
2006
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Modern Marvels: Iron [electronic resource]

Iron is the most abundant element on Earth and one of the most useful thanks to its strength and pliability. Pure iron can be transformed into the steel that makes up so much of the modern world. Learn how it is mined, processed, and utilized in everything from skyscrapers to the human body.
Online
2008