Proper Engineer

The great Isambard Kingdom Brunel offering advice to an assistant, William Bell, as quoted in : You cannot take too much pains in making everything in equilibrio; that is to say that all forces should pass exactly through the points of greater resistance, or through the centres of any surfaces Continue reading

A Slinky Paper

Via the always wonderful What if? what may be my new favourite silly paper. I can’t help but think there are some fun A-level/undergrad experiments to be had out of that. Come to think of it, I have a staircase, so if I get a slinky…