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Is Mississippi the link between Ford Mustang and Mustang P-51?

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Nearly 80 years ago, in the clear summer skies above our island, the Ford Mustang was being created. This is the story of some surprising co-incidental connections and links between the automotive industry, some extraordinary people and locations, which might add a certain dynamic to your holiday reading. So sit back and relax whilst I take you on an extraordinary …

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Artificial Intelligence Explained

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Who knew diesel engined vehicles or even just diesel engines along with some other great mechanical engineering companies would have so much geography in common. Who knew that physics and engineering can make the invisible suddenly visible. What does the word KUKA mean and how does this all fit together and why should anyone even care? The answer is artificial …

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Why Does Tinned Food Come in This Shape?

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The shapes of containers, such as tinned food and drink cartons, are a familiar sight at any supermarket. Believe it or not, the dimensions and shapes of each are meticulously optimised to bring cost savings. Whether that be minimising material cost or ensuring each product fits on a pallet size, each container is its shape for a reason. In this …

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Engineering the Perfect Snowman

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Snowman building is a delicate art and there are plenty of different ways of building one. In this article, we are going to investigate ways of engineering the perfect snowman, to make sure you impress when the snow falls (which we are still hoping for!). Optimal Snowman Dimensions A good, well-built snowman requires appropriate body dimensions. The classic shape consists …

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From Big Ben to Burj Khalifa – What it Takes to Build an Architectural Marvel

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This month we are talking about overhead materials handling equipment and naturally had to take a different look at things. Next year on the 7th of September the Queen Elizabeth Tower in Westminster will have been home to Big Ben for 160 years. The Bell, which weighs over 13 tonnes, has been sounding out the note of “E” at almost thunderclap …

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4 Bin Tippers You Need for Industrial Waste Removal

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The UK alone generated a massive amount of 202.8 million tonnes of waste in 2014, according to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Only 13.5% of that figure accounts for households, with the rest being industrial, construction and commercial waste. With this huge figure in mind it is obvious we need efficient means of waste removal and management. The …