The Pullman Palace Car Company, established in 1862 in the United States, cornered the market on luxury train travel, and Pullman coaches have been part of the Royal Train from Queen Victoria in 1869 to Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in 2013. Discover … Continued
Breaking the sound barrier means exceeding the speed of sound at 12,192 metres (40,000 feet), that’s about 1,062 kilometres per hour (660 miles per hour). When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier with the Bell X-1 rocket plane in 1947, … Continued
To perform a 360-degree loop, an aircraft needs to achieve three phases in quick succession: the entry, the climb and the exit. Each of these would cause particular problems to anything the size and weight of even a small commercial … Continued
Signal failures are almost as old as the railway itself – with the first primitive wayside signalling systems being introduced in 1832. These days signalling relies on a combination of movable sections of track (known as points), track circuits that … Continued
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet is a fifth-generation supermaneuverable aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force. It’s used for a diverse range of missions including intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic attack. To see the F-22 Raptor in action and discover how it … Continued
From the makers of science and technology magazine How It Works comes Incredible Flying Machines. This digital-only edition is crammed full of amazing aircraft, awe-inspiring imagery and facts, making it a must-have for any aviation enthusiast. Inside, you’ll learn about drone aircraft and how … Continued
A short video of our trip to the Ford factory in Cologne Germany. Full article to appear in issue 67 of How It Works!
A chat with Simon Milward who has recently returned from crossing the channel on a solar powered boat!
A very, very cool video on the incredible new flagship aircraft carrier for the Royal Navy
A quick chat with Captain of the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Gerard d’Aboville, the largest solar powered boat in the world
This week we chat to Jerry Sanders, CEO and Chairman of SkyTran Inc. who are developing a brand new transportation system.
Managing Director of Parajet International Ltd Tom Prideaux-Brune chats everything paramotor