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Looking to Nature for Engineering Inspiration!

By Becca Smithers The natural world is full of incredible feats of engineering honed to near perfection through evolution by natural selection. Humans have the advantage of amazing technology and design so that we can manufacture our own versions of these

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Posted in Biology, Engineering

Batman V Superman – who would win?

by Rhys L. Griffiths Batman vs Superman, who would win? In this blog I take a look at the powers of these superheroes, who I think would win, and how superhero technology and powers are being made a reality by

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Using heat to do work for us

We can use heat to power lots of different engines and do work for us. In this video, Ruth shows you how you can use heat to power a turbine. Sign up for our newsletter Sign up to our newsletter

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How does a hot air balloon work?

How do hot air balloons go up in the air? Becky shows you how hot air balloons work in this video.   Sign up for our newsletter Sign up to our newsletter for all the news on where we are

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The science & engineering of Back to the Future

Despite a number of internet hoaxes over the last year, today – the 21st October, 2015 – is finally the actual date Marty McFly and Doc travelled forward to in the sequel of Back to the Future (released 1989). Those

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Designing the perfect rollercoaster

By Leanne Gunn Whether you love the feeling of flying through the air on a roller coaster or can’t think of anything worse, the simple fact that rollercoasters have ever been designed and built is a testimony to engineering. Engineering

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What does Father’s Day have to do with science?

by Wendy Sadler In the coming week we’re looking forward to celebrating two very important dates – Father’s Day (21st June) and National Women in Engineering Day (23rd June). Just two days apart, but other than that you may wonder why

Posted in Engineering, News

Women in Engineering

  Here at science made simple, we are proud to say that we do our best to promote engineering to both girls and boys, and challenge traditional gender stereotypes in engineering careers. Find out below how we do this, and discover

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Risky Business at the Big Bang Fair

By Leanne Gunn “How do you make health and safety exciting?” This was the question flying around the science made simple office when we were asked by Engineering UK and the Lloyd’s Risk Register to develop a science show all

Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, News, Physics, Science Communication

The World’s Worst Car Patents and Why They Never Made It!

Here at science made simple we love all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and are pleased to have this guest blog all about technology – that for various reasons is not in mainstream use today! Research and images were carried

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