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Mk16 Spitfire

This is one of the latest variations of Supermarine Spitfire and this particular one was built right at the end of WW2, in June 1945. Spitfire TE462 can be found on static display at The National Museum of Flight, Scotland. Truthfully, she’s my least favourite version of...

Car Tech in Saxony

Perfect for petrol-heads! Saxony in Germany is highlighting new developments at two of its automobile visitor attractions for 2018. They suggest 2018 is the right time to explore Saxony as a place where automobile history was written, by heading first to the small town of Zwickau, which...

Commuter Snooze Bus

A bedding manufacturer is planning a commuter bus fitted with sleeping pods. Remember Harry Potter’s Night Bus? Well this could be a little less…wild! The idea is to give bleary-eyed Brits some shut-eye on their ride home at the end of a long day. The “snoozliner” is...

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...