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Why are aeroplane windows so tiny?

By Simon Jones Why can’t a plane be more like a bus? Here’s a little public transport riddle for you. Why is it that buses have really big windows, but aeroplanes have tiny windows? That’s what I’m going to explore in

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How can you throw flames?

By Simon Jones Flame-throwers are fascinating devices, which I’m exploring in this week’s engineering blog. From large scale weapons in the First World War to small scale accomplishments in civil engineering, we can use flame-throwers to make heat and transfer

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Engineering World War I: How do tanks drive?

by Simon Jones This year marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I so we’ve decide to look into some of the engineering advances developed during warfare.  We’ll also think about how these advances help us day to

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