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Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 14) #shorts
Can you name that infrastructure? Answer: Concrete Armor Units
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What Really Happened at the New Harbor Bridge Project?
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-An overview of the drama unfolding over the ship channel in Corpus Christi, Texas. -Preorder my new book before the holiday rush: practical.engineering/book Errata: At 3:08, the old Harbor Bridge actually does have narrow pedestrian walkways, but they lack connectivity with pedestrian infrastructure on either side of the bridge. At 3:21, a clarification: The ships can't enter the port empty (b...
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 13) #shorts
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Can you name that infrastructure? Answer: Sewer Smoke Testing More info: practical.engineering/contest #EngineeringInPlainSight #shorts
These Metals Sacrifice Themselves to Prevent Rust
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An overview of cathodic protection, including a rust prevention shootout in my garage. 📺 Get a year of CuriosityStream AND Nebula for just $15/yr! www.curiositystream.com/practicalengineering Making a structure last as long as possible before it needs to be replaced isn’t just good stewardship of resources. It’s a way to keep the public safe and prevent environmental disasters too. Corrosion is...
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 12) #shorts
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Can you name that infrastructure? Answer: Fish Ladders More info: practical.engineering/contest #EngineeringInPlainSight #shorts
What Really Happened During the Yellowstone Park Flood?
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An overview of the 2022 Montana flooding and what's next for Yellowstone National Park. 📅 Sign up for 80,000 Hours for help finding an impactful and rewarding career today: www.80000hours.org/practicalengineering Errata: At 8:53, the bridge shown in the photo is the Gardner River Bridge, not the Yellowstone River Bridge slated for replacement. In June of 2022, many tourists and residents of the...
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 11) #shorts
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Can you name that infrastructure? Answer: Automatic Air Release Valve More info: practical.engineering/contest #EngineeringInPlainSight #shorts
You Spend More on Rust Than Gasoline (Probably)
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The colossal cost of a simple chemical reaction. 🥑 Use code PRACTICAL16 at bit.ly/30Tr2CE for 16 free meals with HelloFresh across 7 boxes AND 3 free gifts. Metals are so necessary and important to modern society that we’ll never escape the problem of corrosion, but the field of corrosion engineering continues to advance so that we can learn more about how to manage it and mitigate its incredib...
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 10) #shorts
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Can you name that infrastructure? Answer: Capacitor Banks More info: practical.engineering/contest #EngineeringInPlainSight #shorts
What Happens When a Reservoir Goes Dry?
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Reservoirs are a solution to the tremendous variability in natural water supply, but what happens when they stop filling up? 🧠Get 20% off an annual premium subscription of Brilliant at brilliant.org/PracticalEngineering People use water at more or less a constant rate and yet, mother nature supplies it in unpredictable sloshes of rain or snow that can change with the seasons and often have cons...
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 9) #shorts
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Can you name that infrastructure? More info: practical.engineering/contest #EngineeringInPlainSight #shorts
How Do You Steer a Drill Below The Earth?
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When the commotion of construction must be minimized, try horizontal directional drilling! 📺 Get a year of CuriosityStream AND Nebula for 26% off, just $15/yr! www.curiositystream.com/practicalengineering Watch the Coding Train video: flash-player.net/video/FfCBNL6lWK0/video.html Play the simulator: codingtrain.github.io/Directional-Boring/ Like laparoscopic surgery for the earth, horizontal di...
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 8) #shorts
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Can you name that infrastructure? More info: practical.engineering/contest #EngineeringInPlainSight #shorts
4 Myths About Construction Debunked
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Let's set the record straight for a few construction misconceptions! 🧠Get 20% off an annual premium subscription of Brilliant at brilliant.org/PracticalEngineering Errata: The shot at 4:16 is of the Greek Acropolis (not a Roman structure). Over the past 6 years of reading emails and comments from people who watch Practical Engineering, I know that parts of heavy construction are consistently mi...
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 7) #shorts
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Can you name that infrastructure? More info: practical.engineering/contest #EngineeringInPlainSight #shorts
The Bizarre Paths of Groundwater Around Structures
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The Bizarre Paths of Groundwater Around Structures
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 6) #shorts
Views 241K3 months ago
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 6) #shorts
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 5) #shorts
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Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 5) #shorts
How We Track COVID-19 (And Other Weird Stuff) In Sewage
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How We Track COVID-19 (And Other Weird Stuff) In Sewage
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 4) #shorts
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Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 4) #shorts
How Wells & Aquifers Actually Work
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How Wells & Aquifers Actually Work
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 3) #shorts
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Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 3) #shorts
The Engineering Behind Russia's Deadlocked Pipeline: Nord Stream 2
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The Engineering Behind Russia's Deadlocked Pipeline: Nord Stream 2
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 2) #shorts
Views 170K5 months ago
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 2) #shorts
What Sewage Treatment and Brewing Have in Common
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What Sewage Treatment and Brewing Have in Common
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 1) #shorts
Views 214K6 months ago
Name That Infrastructure (Ep. 1) #shorts
The Most Mindblowing Infrastructure in My City
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The Most Mindblowing Infrastructure in My City
How to Clean Sewage with Gravity
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How to Clean Sewage with Gravity
What Really Happened During the 2003 Blackout?
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What Really Happened During the 2003 Blackout?
How Do We Pump Sewage?
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How Do We Pump Sewage?
How Do Sinkholes Form?
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How Do Sinkholes Form?
Why Concrete Needs Reinforcement
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Why Concrete Needs Reinforcement
What Really Happened at the Arecibo Telescope?
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What Really Happened at the Arecibo Telescope?
What is a Weir?
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What is a Weir?
How are Underwater Structures Built?
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How are Underwater Structures Built?
How Water Towers Work
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How Water Towers Work
What is Water Hammer?
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What is Water Hammer?
How Does a Hydraulic Ram Pump Work?
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How Does a Hydraulic Ram Pump Work?
Sand Castle Holds Up A Car! - Mechanically Stabilized Earth
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Sand Castle Holds Up A Car! - Mechanically Stabilized Earth
Does Rebar Rust?
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Does Rebar Rust?
What is Air Lock?
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What is Air Lock?
What Really Happened at the Suez Canal?
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What Really Happened at the Suez Canal?
How Sewers Work (feat. Fake Poop)
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How Sewers Work (feat. Fake Poop)
What Really Happened at the Oroville Dam Spillway?
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What Really Happened at the Oroville Dam Spillway?
Why Tunnels Don't Collapse
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Why Tunnels Don't Collapse
Why Bridges Move...
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Why Bridges Move...
The Most Dangerous Dams
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The Most Dangerous Dams
How Do Spillways Work?
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How Do Spillways Work?
Repairing Underground Power Cables Is Nearly Impossible
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Repairing Underground Power Cables Is Nearly Impossible
How does land surveying work?
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How does land surveying work?
What Really Happened During the Texas Power Grid Outage?
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What Really Happened During the Texas Power Grid Outage?
Arduino Garden Controller - Automatic Watering and Data Logging
Views 3M7 years ago
Arduino Garden Controller - Automatic Watering and Data Logging
How Wells & Aquifers Actually Work
Views 2.9M4 months ago
How Wells & Aquifers Actually Work
The Bizarre Paths of Groundwater Around Structures
Views 2.9M3 months ago
The Bizarre Paths of Groundwater Around Structures
What is a Hydraulic Jump?
Views 2.8M3 years ago
What is a Hydraulic Jump?
What Really Happened at the Millennium Tower?
Views 2.8M10 months ago
What Really Happened at the Millennium Tower?
How Do Substations Work?
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How Do Substations Work?
The World's Most Recycled Material
Views 2.7M2 years ago
The World's Most Recycled Material
Why Cranes Collapse
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Why Cranes Collapse
What Really Happened at the Hernando de Soto Bridge?
Views 2.6MYear ago
What Really Happened at the Hernando de Soto Bridge?