How the Nolinor 737 prevents gravel from crashing its engines

A “vortex dissipator” sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. In fact, it’s a sophisticated gravel protection device, used in planes like the Nolinor 737 that protects the engine from being destroyed on the runway. (2:49)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'The best view of the Grand Canyon
The best view of the Grand Canyon (2:29)
Preview thumbnail for video'Alaska’s glaciers take up more space than all of West Virginia
Alaska’s glaciers take up more space than all of West Virginia (4:02)
Preview thumbnail for video'What are these abandoned tanks doing in Puerto Rico?
What are these abandoned tanks doing in Puerto Rico? (1:42)
Preview thumbnail for video'Dismantling a huge howitzer for a precarious move
Dismantling a huge howitzer for a precarious move (3:28)
Preview thumbnail for video'The first step to shipping a chopper? Remove the blades.
The first step to shipping a chopper? Remove the blades. (3:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'How 1950s Las Vegas sold atomic bomb tests as tourism
How 1950s Las Vegas sold atomic bomb tests as tourism (1:30)
Preview thumbnail for video'Intense footage of fake towns used for 1950s nuclear tests
Intense footage of fake towns used for 1950s nuclear tests (3:03)
Preview thumbnail for video'The complex maneuvering of World War I’s biggest naval battle
The complex maneuvering of World War I’s biggest naval battle (3:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'What do Native American carvings in French World War I quarries mean?
What do Native American carvings in French World War I quarries mean? (2:53)