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Video: Inside the World's Largest Wind Tunnel

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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   8/27/2013 6:04:19 PM
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As I rewatched one of the video tapes, Cabe, I noticed our tour guide saying that cars are kept far away from the outside of the wind tunnel building for fear that a 300-mph wind would lift them. Don't know if he was serious or not, but a 300-mph wind is awfully powerful.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/27/2013 4:07:42 PM
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You're welcome, Nancy. I just bookmarked that site.

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Cabe Atwell   8/27/2013 2:34:02 PM
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'Local aircraft are warned of potential updrafts'. That's incredible!

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Nancy Golden   8/27/2013 1:55:40 PM
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Thanks for the link, Ann!

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Ann R. Thryft   8/27/2013 1:47:12 PM
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Yes, thanks for that reminder. I check them out periodically for subjects I write about, but it's also a good overall resource for many subjects. Here's the NTB link: http://www.techbriefs.com/

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William K.   8/27/2013 8:27:48 AM
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Nancy, even better, the online version of NTB does not build up a stack of read magazines. But the paper versions can be passed around and read anywhere, so it is a trade-off. Both modes have compelling advantages, it seems.

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William K.   8/27/2013 8:26:06 AM
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Charles,

While the video was interesting, it did not play that well on my computer, in that the audio was seldom synchronized with the speaker. Quite possibly a lower setting on the video resolution would have improved things. But that is an awsome wind tunnel.

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Nancy Golden   8/26/2013 11:42:57 PM
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@William K. - thanks for reminding me about that. NASA Tech Briefs have been around for years and if I recall correctly, the subscription is free. I am going to get back on board - they are interesting reads and fun to share.

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Nancy Golden   8/26/2013 11:41:04 PM
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Your comment hit close to home, Charles. I teach at a local college and I make it a huge priority to be very enthusiastic so that I can generate excitement in my students for our topics. Profs made a huge difference to me when I was in school and I hope I am one that makes a difference for my students...

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Charles Murray   8/26/2013 7:24:34 PM
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Thanks, Nancy. The video is good because of William Warmbrodt, who would make a fantastic engineering professor. I wish my college profs had his enthusiasm.

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