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Olin Lathrop
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Transmitting power over long distances what is better AC or DC?

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Why doesn't a lightning strike destroy the lightning rod?

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Understanding required torque for a motor lifting a weight

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Effective ways to drive a single shaft with multiple motors?

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Why would a train automatically derail if a signal is passed at danger?

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Why don't we just build a giant wind turbine?

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How do large turbines deal with asymmetry and beat arising from those?

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What are the differences between linear and low-dropout (LDO) regulators?

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Is it possible to "boost" a WiFi signal using an aluminum soda can?

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Why aren't screens round instead of rectangular?

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Which is better: Defog a car windshield with cold or hot air?

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Will more electricity be generated by using a lens to focus sunlight onto solar cells?

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I have inherited a product with inconsistent designs sharing the same part number. What do I do?

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Is a chair with N+1 wheels ever less stable than a chair with N wheels?

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Why were engineers negligent in the 1981 Hyatt Regency walkway collapse?

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Why are tremors of an earthquake felt more on upper floors?

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Solar powered kettle - how much power for 1/2 litre

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What will happen if I run a submersible pump without water?

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What was that?! Quantifying the impact of a martial arts strike

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Is interference between aircraft an issue for fly-by-wireless technology?

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Is nonlinear control slower than linear control?

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Why does the minimum force have to be parallel to the incline?

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Why do electric cars claim "instant torque?"

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Are front wheel drive vehicles inherently flawed?

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How is lift related to airspeed?

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Can I use AutoCAD to learn mechanical engineering by DOING (like programming)?

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Is it possible to engineer water-walking boots?

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Why does filter efficiency decrease with thickness?

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What do you call the difference between the on and off temperatures in a simple thermostat?

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What kind of motion information can be extracted from 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope sensor data

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