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The Light Bulb

by Bill Hammack
The Light Bulb
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 5233 views
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Bill reads from his book of fairy tales. He tells the story of the engineering of a light bulb, focusing on the materials breakthrough needed to make the filament.

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00:03:00

Copper – The Miracle Metal

by Bill Hammack
Copper – The Miracle Metal
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1125 views
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Bill cuts a copper pipe from his ceilng to show the five properties of copper that make it the most important metal for our world: From clean water to electronics.

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Concrete

by Bill Hammack
Concrete
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1209 views
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Bill moves a piece of sewer pipe into his office to show how important the ancient material concrete is to our modern world. It, of course, wreaks havoc on his office.

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The Geiger Counter

by Bill Hammack
The Geiger Counter
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 906 views
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Bill sings a song - with help from Doris Day - about the geiger counter. He shows that scientist Hans Geiger became an engineer when he designed the counter as a tool to make his life easier.

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The Cell Phone

by Bill Hammack
The Cell Phone
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 957 views
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Bill invades a cell phone store to show that the design of a mobile isn't arbritary. Engineers uses seven basic principles to create a useful phone.

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Tantalum

by Bill Hammack
Tantalum
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 913 views
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With his hammer Bill cracks up a cell phone to expose how our electronic gadgets rely on the mineral tantalum - mined as Coltan.

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Why a Chair?

by Bill Hammack
Why a Chair?
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1092 views
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Bill asks the question 'Why a chair?' ... the answer reveals the human aspects of engineering design.

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Garbage – Rubbish?

by Bill Hammack
Garbage – Rubbish?
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 908 views
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Bill covers his office floor with trash to see what takes up space in a landfill. He digs through fast food containers and diapers to learn that what we really need is green design of our manufactured objects.

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Matches

by Bill Hammack
Matches
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 875 views
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Bill reveals the importance of matches in the 19th century; he shares how adding phosphorous to them revolutionized life - in both good and bad ways

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Golf Balls

by Bill Hammack
Golf Balls
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 945 views
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To learn what's inside a golf ball - and to show how clever engineers are - Bill uses a special cutter to chop one open - well more than one.

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Plasma

by Bill Hammack
Plasma
for 5-7 year olds,
Lectures | 5-7 year olds | 8 years ago | 1221 views
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Bill cuts a fluorescent light out of his ceiling to show that plasmas and their products are all around us - they're essential in making circuit boards, lights, and even potato chip bags.

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The Transistor

by Bill Hammack
The Transistor
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 864 views
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Bill examines the first transistor ever built. He explains how it works, and its impact on our world today. And, also, he even tests it out!

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