How can a Toyota Tundra with a 10,000-pound towing capacity pull a 300,000 pound space shuttle? Scott Benjamin of CarStuff delves into the physics at play during the space shuttle's final journey to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
Spacecraft are expensive, complex machines that allow us to explore the universe. But what happens when it's time for them to retire? We'll share what it takes to turn a space-worthy craft into a museum-worthy one.
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On a long road trip, it can be easy for your mind to wander. When the audio book isn't holding your attention, the trailer full of horses might give you pause. What's the most commonly towed item in the world?
Heavy-duty items that get towed along roads in your community are limited to huge trucks, right? If you're not aware of your vehicle's towing capacity or of how heavy your innocuous load is, you might heaving a load better left to a semi.
One can easily understand why car enthusiasts spend so much time debating the advantages of torque versus horsepower. The debate boils down to one question: Would you rather simply have the work done or done quickly?
When the Eagles sang "Take It to the Limit," they weren't referring to your car's towing capacity. There's a rating that defines how much weight your car can handle. Heed this magic number, and you'll be taking it easy on the highway.
If you wanted to build a Great Pyramid in today's market, you would need to take into consideration a lot of factors. How much labor would you need? What about materials? And how much would it cost you?
Titanic was hailed as the world's fastest, most luxurious ship. What's more, it was proclaimed unsinkable. But on a moonless, frigid night, a brush with an iceberg resulted in disaster. Why did the Titanic sink? And why was it doomed from the start?