Science Scrapbook

Science Scrapbook episode

Tue, 28th Jun 2011

How does a jet engine work?

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Humans have wanted to fly for thousands of years. Modern jet engines allow us to fly more efficiently, at greater speeds than ever before. In this Naked Science Scrapbook, we'll find out how engineers stop the engines from melting at such high temperatures, and why you couldn't run a plane on coal...

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Rolls Royce / EPSRC Strategic Partnership



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