Richard Trevithick invented the steam locomotive in 1802; Karl Benz developed the internal combustion vehicle in 1879. The first electric car appeared in 1884; the Wright brothers flew in 1903. In 1940, Frank Whittle created the jet engine; the hover craft debuted in 1959.
Richard Varvill focuses on reusable space exploration technologies; he is developing a rocket and jet engine hybrid. Varvill explains the heat exchanger. Innovations will power the Skylon space plane.
SupraTrans experiments with levitation. Ludwig Schultz explains the use of magnetism and technology development challenges; he utilizes superconductors. Schultz and Glass demonstrate a levitating train.
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We explore what the future of getting from A-to-B might look like. We meet a Portuguese scientist developing technology that could allow us to control planes, trains and automobiles with just our minds and a German scientist pioneering a process known as Quantum Levitation, using special metals and liquid nitrogen to make our vehicles hover.
Length: 12 minutes
Copyright date: ©2016
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Episode 1: Motorcycles
Episode 2: Sports Cars
Episode 3: Tanks
Episode 4: Fighter Planes
Episode 6: Earth Movers/Diggers
Episode 7: Weapons
Episode 8: Bombers
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