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Engines and construction equipment are all complex machines. How do some of these engines work, and how do they help us construct buildings and structures?


The Rocket Engines Quiz

 The Rocket Engines Quiz

These machines have helped humankind blaze new trails to the heavens. Prove how much you know about rocket engines at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Jet Engine Quiz

 The Jet Engine Quiz

These engines have transformed transportation, warfare and fun. Prove how much you know about jet engines at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Ramjets Work

 How Ramjets Work

Ramjets enable aircraft to whip through the air at incredible speeds. Learn more about ramjets at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Hyperloop Works

 How the Hyperloop Works

The Hyperloop could replace bullet trains and revolutionize transportation just as the train, plane and automobile did. Read more about the Hyperloop. See more »

Rolling Reactions: The Car Chem Quiz

 Rolling Reactions: The Car Chem Quiz

Cars reveal a thing or two about chemistry, and we have the quiz to prove it. Test your knowledge of car chemistry with this quiz. See more »

Oops! The Great Mechanical Recalls Quiz

 Oops! The Great Mechanical Recalls Quiz

A mechanical product recall is bad news for consumers and for manufacturers. Test your knowledge of the biggest mechanical product recalls with this quiz. See more »

Quiz: Robots That Move Us

 Quiz: Robots That Move Us

Robots move us all the time, whether by guiding an assembly line or steering cars down the highway. Test your knowledge of robots that move us with this quiz. See more »

8 Benefits of High-speed Trains

 8 Benefits of High-speed Trains

How much do you know about high-speed trains? Keep reading to discover 8 Benefits of High-speed Trains. See more »

How does public transportation help the environment?

 How does public transportation help the environment?

How does public transportation help the environment? Keep reading to learn about public transportation and how it affects the environment. See more »

How Cement Mixers Work

 How Cement Mixers Work

How do cement mixer trucks keep their cargo from hardening while they drive? Read about cement mixers at HowStuffWorks. See more »