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An Engineer In Wonderland – A is for Air

I was playing I Spy the other night and failed to guess that A stood for Air. I protested that you can’t see air. But it was pointed out that heat haze and twinkling stars are a result of refractive index variations, so therefore you can see air. Which…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – portable toilets

There is something wonderful about portable toilets. Not only because they are the difference between privacy and bearing your bum in public, but because the construction is so neat. There are a few simple plastic mouldings, which I assume are vacuum or pressure formed from flat sheets on a single…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – The best tin opener?

One of the neatest designs I have ever come across is the military folding tin opener. I am talking about the little rectangular ones with a hinged tooth, sometimes known as P-38s. For a few grammes of steel, you get something that opens food containers in under 10s, and…

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