If Humans Could Fly How Big Would Their Wings Have to Be?
Humans were clearly not meant to fly … we weigh a lot more in proportion to our size than birds, which have hollow bones. But is it possible to flay under our own power ?
Why do Boomerangs come back?
Boomerangs are commonly thought to be the invention of Aboriginal Australians but over the years they have turned up at archaeological sites as far apart as Arizona and India with the oldest known specimen, around 23,000 years old, but how do they fly ?
Great British Inventions
The British have always been an innovative and inventive nation. Just how inventive may surprise you. In this article we look at just four of the inventions that Britons have made without which, life today would be very different indeed.
Can a modern passenger plane glide? If so how far?
Whilst staring at the remaining working engine on a twin engined aeroplane one of the many thoughts that crossed my mind was “If that one decides to join its fellow engine and stop working , how far can we glide or can this thing even glide at all ?” In this article we look at the answer to this question.
Pykrete – Aircraft Carriers made of Wood & Ice
Pykrete is a real substance made from wood chips and ice with strange and fantastical properties that were actually considered for use in building Royal Navy aircraft carriers during World War II.