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Monthly Archives: May 2013

5 Most Charming James Bond Gadgets

May 27, 2013 1

In celebration of a demi-century of Bond, here are some of the wonderful gadgets cooked up by engineering mastermind Q. Some of them are ridiculous. All of them are either an engineer’s dream… or nightmare. Some…Read More

Fundamentals: Plane Stress and Strain

May 20, 2013 1

What do Daniel Shenton and Civil Engineers have in common? They both believe that the world is flat. In the case of Mr Shenton, it’s because he’s belligerently antiquated; but for engineers it’s because working in two…Read More

Civil Engineers on Film

May 13, 2013 9

Where are the highly dramatized TV shows about the day-to-day lives of Civil Engineers, and when was the last time a Civil Engineer saved the world from a prime-time intergalactic threat? This weeks blog post pays…Read More

Cycling Survival

May 6, 2013 2

Life in the cycle lane is a scary place. Often I look in exasarbation at the additional line haphazzardly drawn centimeters from the kerb that’s been dignified with the title ‘On-Carrageway Route’. According to the DMRB…Read More