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Satellites - Episode 72

1/17/2018
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Have you ever wondered how satellites stay in orbit around the Earth? Or how they are able to communicate from thousands of miles away? Or what happens to them after they are no longer functioning or needed? We have all these answers and more! Take a listen to a brief history of satellites, what they are made from, how many are floating around us (literally) and more!

Duration: 00:34:13


Crazy Flat Earther Theories - Episode 71

1/8/2018
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Everyone knows that the Earth is a sphere, right? Not so fast! There is a small, but vocal, group of people out there that believe the Earth is flat. Yup... fall off the edge flat. But don't worry, there is a big ice wall circa Game of Thrones holding in our oceans and keeping us safe. We're walking you through exactly what the flat Earthers believe to be the truth, how NASA is guarding the wall, the reasons gravity doesn't exist and so much more! Who knows? Maybe you'll become a true...

Duration: 00:33:06


How Does Cryptocurrency Work - Episode 70

1/2/2018
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Are you looking for a sure-fire way to become a millionaire over night? Well bitcoin mining is not for you! In fact, it is likely that you won't even make any money doing it. But that doesn't mean that the craze is over. There are still tons of other cryptocurrency options out there, or even mining pools that you can get into to still dig for bitcoin if you're interested. We're walking you through the basics of crytocurrency, how to get ready to mine on your own, and even providing some...

Duration: 00:35:53


Best Engineering of 2017 - Episode 69

12/27/2017
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There has been so much amazing engineering in 2017 that it is hard to remember it all, but lucky for you, we're doing all the work! From things as simple as healthy ice cream, to IoT, all the way to Tesla and SpaceX and NASA heading to Mars again, it has been a great year! Sit back and enjoy an amazing year in technology.

Duration: 00:37:06


The Math Behind Santa - Episode 68

12/19/2017
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I think we can all agree that Santa is for sure, 100% real, but have you ever thought about the math behind his amazing journey?!? Here are just a few things for you to think about: How fast Santa's sleigh is traveling The amount of force against the sleigh exerted by Santa How many reindeer it would actually take to pull a sleigh carrying so many presents The caloric intake of all those cookies How does the time space continuum come into play We have the answers for all of this and more!...

Duration: 00:31:46


How It's Made: Toys - Part 2 - Episode 67

12/12/2017
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After the huge success of How It's Made: Toys part one (talking about LEGO, Crayola Crayons, Etch-A-Sketch and Play-Doh) we're back with even more great toys! We answer what's inside Stretch Armstrong, walk through the epic story of the Super Soaker, talk about the wonderful toy that is the Slinky and teach you to make Silly Putty at home.

Duration: 00:33:19


Supercars - Episode 66

12/4/2017
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Every engineer likes to dream about cars they'll never be able to afford (come on, you're engineers after all...), but there are some that stand out above the rest. We explain just what makes a supercar so super, tell you about the most expensive and fastest cars around, and have even put together a quick list of affordable "supercars" that you might actually be able to get your hands on. Missing one? Let us hear about it!

Duration: 00:34:55


How It's Made: Toys - Part 1 - Episode 65

11/28/2017
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As engineers, or just as humans, we all love toys, right?? But have you taken the time to see how they are made? We take a look at the history and the manufacturing process behind some of the most popular toys of all time, including: Lego Play-Doh Etch-a-sketch Crayola crayons Do you have more toys that you would like us to investigate? Emails us at UnprofessionalEngineering@gmail.com and we'll get them added to the next "How It's Made" episode!

Duration: 00:34:49


Engineering the Perfect Turkey - Episode 64

11/20/2017
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Do you want to make this Thanksgiving the best ever?! You won't be able to if you don't get that turkey just right. We're here to teach you about the different ways that you can cook a turkey (from smoking to grilling, deep frying to roasting) as well as break down the math behind engineering the most delicious, juicy bird possible.

Duration: 00:34:25


Great Inventors: James Dyson

11/14/2017
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When you think about James Dyson, you probably think he is just a guy that invented an expensive vacuum cleaner, and you would almost be right. That being said, that invention got him a net worth of roughly $4.4 billion! BILLION! To his inventor cred, he also created that disgusting air blade to dry your hands and a handful of other inventions. Really cool though, Dyson is the biggest supporter of robotics in the UK! He is way more interesting than one would think, so take a half hour and...

Duration: 00:32:13


Top 10 Movies with Great Engineering - Episode 62

11/7/2017
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There are so many great movies out there that use engineering in amazing and creative ways! In fact, some people become engineers based on movies they watched (like Luke with E.T.). We've put our brains together to comprise the top 10 movies loosely based on engineering. Some have ingenious contraptions, some have slightly less realistic engineering, but all of them are a great watch!

Duration: 00:36:26


History of Alexander Graham Bell - Episode 61

11/1/2017
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Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. Yeah, we all know that, but did you know that he gave nearly all of his company to his wife when he married her? Or that he didn't consider the telephone to be his greatest invention of his life? Or that he built the worlds fastest speed boat?! That's right! There is more to this great inventor than meets the eye. I mean, his beard is pretty amazing, and that's probably how he got his wife to fall in love with him, but his brain is pretty...

Duration: 00:30:05


Building the Perfect CAD or Gamer PC - Episode 60

10/24/2017
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Are you looking to build the perfect workstation for your engineering, CAD or gaming needs? You're in luck! We hooked up with an expert from TFI CAD Tips, Neil Cross, to help you understand where you should spend that extra cash to take over WoW, what the different parts of your PC do for improved CAD design and tells you if you should just buy something off the shelf. Looking for some help with Autodesk Inventor? TFI has just the tip for you! Check them out here: YouTube -...

Duration: 00:37:14


AI and Robots: End of the Human Race or Maybe Not- Episode 59

10/19/2017
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Like it not AI (artificial intelligence) and robots are here and becoming more pervasive in everyday life. We will talk about the good the bad and everything in between.

Duration: 00:32:58


Medical Imaging Technology - Episode 58

10/10/2017
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Unless you've been pretty lucky all your life, you've probably had to rely on medical imaging at some point. That could be something simple like an x-ray for a broken arm, or something more complicated like a MRI or CAT scan. Have you ever thought about how those machines work? Photons, atoms, tungsten, H2O and giant magnets for a start! Join us to find out more!

Duration: 00:33:29


Great Inventors: Elon Musk - Episode 57

10/3/2017
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Perhaps the most innovative and well known man of these times, Elon Musk pretty much turns everything he touches into technological gold! From Zip2, which has nothing to do with his physics degree, to X.com that somehow turned into PayPal, all the way to SpaceX and Tesla, this guy is good! He is literally improving space travel and looking to get us to Mars by 2024, all while he revolutionizes the automotive industry with electric cars. Let's not forget his other hobbies like stuffing...

Duration: 00:32:53


Shipping Containers - Episode 56

9/26/2017
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The shipping container could be the single largest contributor to the modern day global economy. Don't believe us? Just imagine where we would be if everything was still packed under a ship haul and wasn't standardized in size for delivery! Plus, once the containers get worn out, they can be used to make amazing, green, modular homes! These might be the unsung hero of the modern world...

Duration: 00:32:33


How Do Watches Work? - Episode 55

9/19/2017
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How can something so small be so complicated?! From the pocket watch to the Apple watch, we cover them all. Learn how intricate mechanical watches operate, how quartz watches are different, and which historical events drove the popularity of the wrist watch.

Duration: 00:35:02


Renewable Energy - Episode 54

9/12/2017
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The world's dependency on fossil fuels might not be as serious as you think! The combination of solar, hydro, wind, geothermal and many other clean energy sources could eventually take over. Learn more about these (and many other) clean technology options.

Duration: 00:35:07


History Of Airplanes - Episode 53

9/11/2017
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We might take the airplane for granted today, but just think back to the earliest flights and all the engineering, testing and hoping for the best that went into it! In this episode we walk through everything thing from the Wright brothers to crossing the Atlantic, all the way to where flight will go in the future!

Duration: 00:34:34

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