The Simple Solution to Traffic

Stuck at an intersection, you always watch unfold the Fundamental Problem of Traffic. On green, the first car accelerates, and then the next, and then the next, and then the next, and then you, only to catch the red. Had the cars accelerated simultaneously you would have made it through. Coordination – not cars – is the problem, because we…

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Turbos: How They Work | Science Garage

It means power, speed and… (imitates engine) (electronic music) To understand turbos, you have to know the basics of how an engine works. Think of an engine like a very large pump. It sucks air and fuel into a cylinder, compresses and combusts it before pumping out all the goodies that people like to get angry about. (coughs) To get…

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Wings and Spoilers; Lift and Drag | How It Works

Bricks Teslas Splitters Wings – Spoiler alert, we’re talking about aerodynamics (electronic music) There are sleek cars and boxy cars There’s weird things sticking out of race cars and rice cars and they’re all trying to take advantage of aerodynamics Aerodynamics is the study of how gases interact with moving objects. The two basic aerodynamics forces are drag and lift…

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