Category: Transport

Travelling on ice

How machines have been engineered to tame even the most extreme winter terrain Ploughs in focus The first snow ploughs were horse-drawn sleighs mounted with an iron or wooden wedge. Today, ploughs are engineered...

Wingsuit physics

Fly like a bird with a soaring suit and a little bit of science After leaping out of a plane, skydivers fall to the ground at almost 200 kilometres per hour, making their entire...

Hydrofoils

How this technology helps boats fly almost like a plane Hydrofoils are a rather incredible piece of technology that enable boats to lift out of the water. This removes the contact  between the water...

How do motorcycle helmets work?

There are lots of vital pieces of clothing that a motorcycle rider needs to keep safe on the road: a thick jacket, leather trousers and strong gloves and shoes