Innovation Creates Value

A pancake making machine

Pancake Production

Simply watching the news inspired a student to create a life saving design for his final year project. What if we made it mandatory that all engineering students, or perhaps all students complete one project that makes a contribution to society before they graduate?

How do you rob a bank? It turns out that the majority of bank robberies are the simple variety. Continue reading “Grinding out creativity a few minutes a day” »

From “Engineering and Technology”1:
In 1894 transport planners estimated that by 1950 the streets of London would be nine feet deep in manure. Continue reading “The Challenges of Predicting The Future” »

Notes & References
  1. The magazine of The Institution of Engineering and Technology []

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Are Doctors Giving Us The Wrong Information

Could doctors be steering people away from an activity that keeps them healthy and prolongs their lives?

Continue reading “Are Doctors Damaging Our Long Term Health?” »

Actress Gina Davis suggests that the booming numbers of women going into Forensic Science is somewhat due to Continue reading “How many woman work in forensic science?” »

Ideas for Coffee

Coffee that cleans your teeth and restores enamel.

Being a sailor in the British Navy was a hazardous experience, and sometimes still is! Sailors face many hazards but as it turns out, had the admiralty adopted lemon juice as part of a sailor’s diet, many lives could have been saved.
Continue reading “Why Did the Admiralty Dislike Lemon Juice?” »

The concept of today’s low power transistor was first presented in 1926 but at the time there were not the manufacturing processes to produce such a device.

It took over 30 years until a device could be produced in manufacturing quantities and, as a sidetrack, the bipolar transistor was invented along the way.
Continue reading “From Idea To Innovation – MOS Transistors” »