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Moving House

Moving house is one of a series of educational engineering resources developed by the Royal Academy of Engineering in collaboration with STEM.  It provides ideas for interactive activities (using jelly!) exploring how earthquakes produce waves and vibration that have knock … Continue reading

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The ShelterBox Hotel – Concept to reality and beyond

  The ShelterBox Hotel Mediterranean Biome, Eden Project Established 2:3:2011 Dismantled 3:3:2011 Rome wasn’t built in a day.  But what if it had been?  What if all that engineering vision and rock solid design was compressed into a micro timeframe?  … Continue reading

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Wrestling wildlife

Today marks 50 years of the World Wildlife Foundation (not to be confused with the World Wrestling Federation!) and with precision timing Expedition have reached a design milestone for the WWF-UK Living Planet Centre – a new headquarters for WWF.  … Continue reading

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Catastrophe!

Revision season is approaching … and just in time we’ve come up with the perfect distraction / a way to spend your well deserved breaks! Cause a catastrophe! Take out any pent up frustrations by making some well known structures fall … Continue reading

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Shelterbox Hotel

One night in Eden The 5* Shelterbox Hotel showcases the Shelterbox charity’s hard work.  It will be popping into the Mediterranean Biome of the Eden Project for one night only, as part of the Cornwall Design Season.  Designed using approximately … Continue reading

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The blogging meat dress

I watched with amusement as Sir Paul Nurse reduced James ‘the devil’ Delingpole into a gibbering mess (well maybe not such an achievement when you put it like that!) on the recent Horizon: Science Under Attack emission.  And yet, curious to … Continue reading

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Shadowcatchers

The V&A is currently hosting the Shadowcatchers exhibition.  It’s a thought provoking look at the world of camera-less photography and the interaction between the real and imagined that it captures.  The absolutely beautiful images make one of the artists’, Pierre Cordier, comments rather … Continue reading

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The Engineering Message

In the olden days, when I was at school, I didn’t have a clue what an engineer was.  Not the foggiest, less still that I might want to be one ‘when I grew up’.  And this despite my father being … Continue reading

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Teambuild

Back in November a team of young engineers, myself included, entered an annual competition known as Teambuild.  This competition provides the opportunity for engineers from different disciplines to spend a weekend tackling a, judged, design challenge.  This year that challenge centred … Continue reading

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Twit-twoo

The science of sleep I remember as a child sitting in the back seat of the car as my dad drove the family home from a day out in the Yorkshire Dales, always on the look out for interesting and … Continue reading

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