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The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor


By J E Gordon

Synopsis: This new edition of J. E. Gordon’s classic introduction to the properties of materials used in engineering answers some fundamental and fascinating questions about how the material world around us functions. 178 more words

Physics

Aristotle furnace workshop

I’ve just spent the weekend at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden making and firing an Aristotle furnace.

The furnace is a very ancient way (Aristotle writes about it) to produce iron blooms. 100 more words

Metalwork

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Bioplastic Revisited

Undaunted by the difficulties encountered during my first experiment with a home-made bioplastic, I determined to keep on trying. The story so far: I’m hoping to be able to recommend to my readers a bioplastic that might be made easily from abundant or waste material, that can be substituted directly for an oil-based material, and that is biodegradable. 827 more words

Sustainable

Ions, electrons and nuclear power

Having just read the news on the Institute of Physics news web-page, I was intrigued to see this item on simulating neutron damage in materials using ion beams instead, by  270 more words

Materials

'Folding Shadows', light, ceramics & paper at Udatsu Museum, Echizen, Japan

Inspired by Japanese architecture, I created a series of ceramic objects that captured the spirit of Japanese space and the way that light can enter a space, while working in Japan.  404 more words

Architecture