Transportation

Finding Fish in Lots of Water

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This NC Now Coastwatch segment documents how shifting currents near the shores of North Carolina's Cape Hatteras makes it one of the most unique fishing areas in the world, and how recreational and commerical fishers navigate it. It also addresses the marine electronics and technologies which aid the commercial fishing industry.

Blossom and Snappy GO GO GO | Count On It!

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Robbie's car needs to go to the auto mechanic, so Blossom and Snappy think of other ways she can get to work. They learn how the Atlanta transit system works, they visit the airport, and they even explore the possibilities of Robbie renting a car, riding a skateboard, a wagon, going horseback, roller-skating, or climbing a tree.

Milestones of Flight: The Lindberghs | STEM in 30

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Charles Lindbergh is probably best known for making the first solo flight across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St. Louis. However, Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, also reached other milestones in aviation. In 1929 they purchased a Lockheed Sirius airplane and flew it to Asia, proving the viability of traveling from the West to the Far East via the Great Circle route to the north. During a trip through Greenland, a native boy gave the Sirius its nickname: Tingmissartoq, meaning "one who flies like a big bird.” This episode of STEM in 30 will explore the Lindberghs' aviation-related accomplishments.

Segway Technology: What's Newton Got to Do with It?

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In this video segment, produced for Teachers' Domain, physicist, engineer, and inventor Dean Kamen shares some insights into the role of physics in engineering and the invention process. Kamen explains how Newton's laws of motion are key to the design and operation of two of his inventions, the IBOT and the Segway Human Transporter, both of which are self-propelled, self-balancing devices that help people move around.

Georgia Ports Authority | Fast Forward Launch Pad

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A trip to any mall will give you a look at thousands of items that weren’t created down the street. Many of them were imported from distant lands. And the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah…the 4th largest port in the country…is the point of entry for, quite literally, tons of them. The Georgia Ports Authority has a job for just about any interest. They’re governed by logistics and driven by technology—technology that you might be able to learn by…playing video games? You’ll want to see this.

The First Automobile Assembly Line | American Experience

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Discover how Henry Ford invented the first automobile assembly line and revolutionized American manufacturing in this clip from American Experience. By assigning specific tasks to workers, reorganizing the factory, and creating greater mobility on the factory floor, Ford was able to produce more Model Ts in far less time. This resource is part of the American Experience collection.

Old Red Trail | Construction Changes

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Early road construction was time-consuming and expensive.  In 1959, road crews could lay out one mile of road a day at best. With today’s technology and equipment, paving and grading roads is much easier and faster.  Construction of bridges required specialists who could design the river-spanning lengths.  In the 1960s, road construction cost $400,000 per mile of four-lane highway, including the cost of land, equipment, workers’ pay, bridges, and materials.  Today, roads cost more than four times that for two lanes in one direction, but they last 50% longer

Engineer Profile: Victoria Wilk

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Learn what drew Victoria Wilk, an engineer at The Boeing Company, to a career in aerospace engineering, and learn what airplane designers must account for when designing and testing aircraft, in this video from WGBH and The Documentary Group. Engineers contribute to the world by making practical solutions for society’s needs. Wilk describes her path to engineering and reveals some of the challenges she faced in grasping difficult concepts along the way. After establishing that an airplane’s design is determined by an understanding of how many people it will fly and how far they need to go, Wilk describes the testing that airplanes undergo to ensure they are safe no matter where they fly around the world. She concludes by explaining why working with failure is important in engineering. This resource is part of the Aerospace Engineering collection.

Episode 11: All That Matters | Road Trip

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We take a peek at some of the people and technologies that drive the fields of environmental horticulture, construction, commercial truck driving, welding, and industrial maintenance in this episode of Road Trip. Daniel encounters a female student’s bubbly, self-confident aunt, who insists that since she dropped out as a teen, her niece should consider it, too. Featured schools include: Moultrie Technical College, Sandersville Technical College, and Bainbridge College. 

Dinosaur Train | Introducing the Dinosaur Train Submarine!

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor unveils the new Dinosaur Train Submarine, enabling the gang to follow their friend Elmer Elasmosaurus and his family as they migrate to follow their prey.

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