Vehicles

Faces of the Oil Patch | Tate Cymbaluk

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Tate Cymbaluk of Williston shows a stretch of grassland that is being developed commercially and will one day include a highway bypass around the city of Williston. Leases for the commercial property are never signed for less than five years, proving that the boom will be in western North Dakota for quite a bit of time. Cymbaluk also says,"We're fortunate to have work, let alone to this magnitude. We've got to feel very blessed and very fortunate. We just have to keep reminding people of that."

Seven Minutes of Terror: The Engineering Behind Landing on Other Planets

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Rocket thrusters, giant airbags, and a sky crane: these are just a few ways we have landed on other planets. This episode of STEM in 30 will explore the engineering behind these different techniques and what is in store for future missions.

Electric Car

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Antonio Neves explores how new technology is driving development of the electric car and related public policy. Explore the emergence of alternative fuel source vehicles, including electric cars, and consider the benefits and challenges in their manufacture and sales. Understand the process of creating public policy and recognize how policies in various states have impacted the development of alternative fuel source vehicles. Compare and contrast the workings of internal combustion and electric motors in vehicles.

Career Connections | Transportation Supervisor

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Hear from a transportation supervisor of a company that relies heavily on vehicle use in its day-to-day operations. Learn about this career that involves maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing costs

Carbon-Fiber Car of the Future

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In this video segment adapted from NOVA, hear physicist and energy expert Amory Lovins explain how to make more efficient cars by making them lighter and more aerodynamic. Explore how the use of carbon fiber can reduce weight without reducing size or durability, and learn about some manufacturing challenges associated with using carbon fiber materials.

American Experience: Penn Station's Underwater Tunnels

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In this media gallery from American Experience, learn about the Pennsylvania Railroad's plan to bring railroad service to Manhattan at the beginning of the 20th century and the unprecedented 1903 engineering of underwater tunnels to Penn Station. This resource is part of the American Experience collection.

Career Connections | Automotive Sales Representative

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In the automotive industry a sales representative sells auto parts to manufacturers. Sales reps show their products to potential buyers and answer questions about what they're selling.

Flying Cheap: The Crash of Continental Flight 3407

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In Feb 2009, Continental Flight 3407 crashed outside of Buffalo, N.Y., killing 50 people. The flight was operated by Colgan Air, a regional airline that flies routes under contract for US Airways, United and Continental. The crash and subsequent investigation revealed a little-known trend in the airline industry: Major airlines have outsourced more of their flights to obscure regional carriers.

In this video chapter from FRONTLINE  Flying Cheap, correspondent Miles O'Brien explores this trend and examines some of the many factors that may have contributed to the accident.