What is sports engineering?

We’ve had many questions asking us what we do as sports engineers. This article aims to describe that work we do at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research If we take apart the term sports engineering and look at the meaning of each word: 1) Sports = see Simon Choppin’s first blog article in this […]

The History of the Bicycle

In 2005 the bicycle was voted the most significant technological invention since 1800; this blog looks back at the history of the bicycle and investigates how sports engineering has helped the bicycle achieve this accolade. The history of the first bicycle is a little muddled; like many great inventions its current design has been more […]

How can we cycle faster?

At the museum we have a great exhibit with two racing bikes along a simulated course; this has sparked a range of questions on the topic of cycling, from the physics of riding a bike to the most popular question; how can we cycle faster? How do we master the art of balancing on two […]

Wimbledon in 3D!

Sony and the All England Lawn Tennis Club have signed a deal to allow TV viewers to watch Wimbledon in 3D.  Along with their partners SuperVision Media, Sony will use their special  filming techniques to capture and broadcast  live in 3D. 

What’s wrong at Wembley?

What’s wrong with the pitch at Wembley stadium? A question on the mouths and typing fingers of football pundits and forum dwellers alike. It’s also a concern of many Sports Engineers, having recently attended a conference on sport surfaces I thought it was appropriate to write a few words on the recent revelations on the […]