How long can we hold our breath for?

As something most of us will have wondered when swimming, the next blog post in our ‘ask a Sports Engineer!’ series looks at how long we’re able to hold our breath for underwater. Despite what most people would think, humans are actually quite well suited to being underwater, as after all, we spend the first […]

Diving into basic mechanics

I taught the mechanics of solids to mechanical engineering students for around 15 years.  When it came to exams, I always tried to include examples from the real world that would stretch the most able of the students – I even had a question relating the bending of beams with the deflection of springboards during […]