Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ethical Introduction – PPt slides

This is an updated version of the Powerpoint slides I used with Year 1 (September 2012) and subsequently with other groups. Mic – January 2013 Induction Ethics4Design13 [Taught] Advertisements

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Car power – alternatives to petrol/diesel… not yet!

  I have often wondered if, except for a few specific users (I remember, from the 1960s, the electric milk float) if battery technology will ever offer sufficient energy density and longevity for transport that is sufficiently robust that you … Continue reading

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50 year old snow drift – act quickly!

Did you see the Winterwatch BBC TV programme which repeated a 50 year old documentary on “The great freeze of 1963”. Well worth viewing before it vanishes again from the iplayer at the weekend. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01q9d86/Winterwatch_1963_The_Big_Freeze You might also be interested in a posting I … Continue reading

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The Domino run – from a scientific perspective!

Question: When making a domino run how much larger can the “hit” domino be than the “hitter”? This paper is a fine opportunity to remind yourself of some basic notions of mechanics and to see how others can apply them: … Continue reading

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Do you remember the razzle dazzle camouflage of WW1?

Do you remember the razzle dazzle camouflage of WW1? USS Mahomet in port, circa November 1918 [Official US Government photograph used by Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USS_West_Mahomet_(ID-3681)_cropped.jpg – January 2013) I remember the mixture of delight and bafflement when I first saw images … Continue reading

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