The Teddy Bears’ Picnic If you go down in the woods today You’re sure of a big surprise… The dark canopy of the woods closes around you, and as you delve deeper you realise the brooding shadows on your nocturnal bedroom walls are more than simple figments of your imagination. Your eyes flash past the […]
Why half of the world’s languages are related The ancient Greek and Latin languages are related. This can be shown by comparing a few words: seven in Greek is hepta; in Latin septem. Eight is okto and octem, and mother is mitéra and mater. This did not escape ancient grammarians, who explained the similarities […]
HS2 is a political vanity project that makes little economic sense.” HS2 is a high speed rail network between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. (Railway Technology 2019) There is a lot of controversy as to whether there are sufficient benefits to the network to justify the immense cost. Before work has even begun, the […]
The Forbidden City, an amazing place, housed 24 Emperor’s who each entertained up to 3000 concubines …. apparently the emperor’s had relatively short life Spans!!!
Today we climbed the Great Wall…… and most of us felt every step and all had wobbly legs when we got back down. A shout out to all those who went to the top and beyond, particularly Mr Roche who put the rest of the staff to shame!!!
Acoustic Levitation When standing beside a loud speaker you can physically feel the sound; your clothes vibrate. This suggests that the sound emitted from the speaker has force. Sound waves consist of high- and low-pressure regions and it is this pressure fluctuation which results in the force exerted on your clothes. As an engineer, the […]
Remembering 9/11: On the 11th September 2001, New York City suffered from a traumatic attack that would kickstart a mass terror that would spread through America and affect the entire world. For many of us, being born in the 21st Century gives us little idea about the true destruction that was caused by what would’ve […]
The Effects of Fast Fashion on our environment. Everything from the pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals to energy input, to non-biodegradable synthetic fibres, fast fashion is making a detrimental and massive impacts on the environment and things are not changing fast enough to reduce the impact. Only recently has fast fashion become such a highly spoken […]
Nature Vs Nurture I read an article recently in the New Scientist by geneticist Robert Plomin who raised the debate of the parenting myth: ‘How kids are raised matters less than you think’. This made me think of a few issues with regards to how DNA and genetics are related to your overall behaviour rather […]
Ageing: Why? How? And if we could stop it, should we? Ageing is a natural part of life. Forever, it has been viewed as an inevitable process; we are born, we age and we die. That is the supposed order of things. However, what happens if we could stop ageing, would we or, possibly more […]