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Suck, Squeeze, Bang, and Blow With Baratunde Thurston in GE’s Master Class Webseries

We're talking about science. Why? What did you think we meant? ...oooooohhhh

Comedian Baratunde Thurston is a really smart guy -- philosophy degree from Harvard, Director's Fellow for MIT's Media Lab, best-selling author -- but as far as we know jet engine physics aren't really his field. That's why he went to GE's Global Research Center to learn about sucking, squeezing, banging, and blowing... for science.

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How Does New Jersey Clear Snow from Train Tracks? With a Jet Engine, of Course

Wait... why don't they also use jets to make their trains go faster?

There was a bit of weather overnight in the Northeast that resulted in some significant snowfall in a lot of places. One of those places was New Jersey, and the state's Transit Authority tweeted two photos of how they're handling the snow. They're handling it with jet engines. Right on, New Jersey.

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How Last Night’s Daytona 500 Was Delayed by Burning Jet Fuel

Things have been a bit crazy with the Daytona 500 this year. First rains delayed the race a day, and then last night driverĀ Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a jet dryer triggering an enormous fire which delayed the race for several hours. Now, if you're like me you probably had never heard of a jet dryer was until last night. Well, wonder no more friends.

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Water Bazooka Powered by Jet Engine

China's Luoyang City fire department spent $456,000 on what is essentially a water bazooka, presumably in order to destroy buildings that are on fire, no doubt a roundabout way to extinguish a fire. After all, no more building technically means no more building on fire. The crazy thing was built using a fighter jet engine, and can shoot four tons of water per minute over 400 feet, while being able to rotate almost 360 degrees. Kind of makes your Super Soaker look a little weak.

(via Geeks Are Sexy)

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