1. beautifullyengineered:

    Ferrari Enzo Engine

    Camshaft and oil pump drive system

    (via drivenetwork)


  2. Ray Dolby, the inventor and engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise-reducing and surround-sound technology widely used in the film and recording industries, has died in San Francisco at 80, the company announced Thursday.

    Dolby had been living with Alzheimer’s disease in recent years and was diagnosed in July with acute leukemia, the company said.

    “Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary,” Dolby Laboratories President and Chief Executive Kevin Yeaman said in a statement. “Ray Dolby founded the company based on a commitment to creating value through innovation and an impassioned belief that if you invested in people and gave them the tools for success they would create great things. Ray’s ideals will continue to be a source of inspiration and motivation for us all.”

  3. fans-of-sebastian-vettel:

    Red Bull has brought new parts to Monza …

    Their rivals wonder, “Have you no mercy at all?” …

    Looks like some front and rear wings and Newey knows what else.
    Aww yea.

    (via technicalf1)


  4. @scarbsf1:

    Sauber running with their complete DRD […] via @OctanePhotos

  5. silodrome:

    Lotus Goes Turbo is a 30 minute documentary covering the Lotus Formula One teams switch from naturally aspirated to turbo V6 engines in the 1983 season. It’s a fantastic little piece of history, seeing engineers designing a Formula One car on a drafting table with a pencil and slide rule is a reminder of just how brilliant these guys actually were.


    (via 31262)


  7. buffleheadcabin:

    ORACLE TEAM USA AC72 “USA 17” Foiling at 40knots

    [As a sailor, I find this fascinating. As a sailor poking about in a 16’ use-worn sloop, I find it otherworldly. As a citizen of this poisoned, starving world I find it revolting.]


    I wonder what it looks like under the waterline…


  8. Mission Completed

    (Source: u2sr71patches.co.uk)


  9. Behold, the world’s largest wind tunnel!

    (1947) Looking down the throat of the world’s largest tunnel. The scene is NACA’s 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel at Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California. The camera is stationed in the tunnel’s largest section, 173 feet wide by 132 feet high. Here at top speed the air, driven by six 40 foot fans, is moving about 35 to 40 miles per hour. The rapid contraction of the throat (or nozzle) speeds up this air flow to more than 250 miles per hour in the oval test section, which is 80 feet wide and 40 feet high. The tunnel encloses 900 tons of air, 40 tons of which rush through the throat per second at maxium speed. Dwarfed by the immensity of the tunnel structure, the experimental model seen here is actually almost 50 feet long. Embodying a sharply swept-back wing suitable for supersonic flight, it is undergoing tests designed to improve the landing characteristics of this type of airfoil. Mounted on struts connected to scales under the test section, it is “flown standing still” while each element such as lift and drag is measured and air pressures occuring across the wing are recorded. Information gathered from such tests were made available to the nation’s aircraft manufacturers by the NACA (now NASA), an independent agency of the U.S. Government.


  10. Detail view of Schlieren setup in the 1 x 3 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel, October 26, 1945