Category: Transport

How are tyres made?

Discover what it takes to produce road-ready wheels The very first road vehicle wheels, used for carts and wagons, were made solely of metal or wood. It wasn’t until the mid-1800s with the discovery...

How are cars painted?

A vehicle’s colours and coatings are more than just decorative – they also provide protection Whether your car is bright orange or plain white, the perfect paint job is not just about the colour...

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...