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Review: Musée Lumière, Lyon

It’s hard to get a grasp on just how significant the Lumière brothers were to cinematography, how tirelessly creative, and what astonishingly brilliant engineers they were. A visit to their spectacular family home in Lyons certainly helps. Auguste and Louis Lumière were the firstborn sons of Charles-Antoine...

The Starling Crossing

A new, high tech approach to pedestrian crossings. I love the way engineers and designers are always looking at ways to use technology to improve aspects of our day to day lives that we take for granted, particularly in the urban environment. In recent years, I have...

Goering’s flying visit to Croydon

As many know, Croydon Aerodrome in the 1920s & 30s was a cutting edge airport featuring the world’s first control tower, developing the concept of Air Traffic Control, and inventing the radio call “Mayday”. It was also the major aviation hub for London, and the gateway through...

Swapping out a Cruise Ship Crankshaft

Engineers can be SO cool! This is a fascinating video of a company called Ale, who specialise in moving/lifting/sliding heavy stuff, swapping out a 7.5 ton crankshaft from an engine on the cruise liner MS Zaandam. This is small-scale, bread & butter stuff (they did two cruise...