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Powered by Chocolate, Steered by Carrots and Bodywork made from Potatoes...!

Emma, Thursday 1st September, 2011


Thanks to Martin for posting this link on our forum.  It's a great example of people looking in unexpected places for sustainable and renewable materials!

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/racing_car

Top 10 Electric Supercars!

Emma, Wednesday 31st August, 2011


Amazing photo gallery courtesy of The Telegraph! Very proud to see one of our best cars featured alongside the likes of lotus, maybe they'll be our next corporate entry?

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/picturegalleries/8720632/Top-10-electric-supercars.html

African Space Programme

Emma, Friday 26th August, 2011


We've stumbled across this article all about the African Space Research Programme.  It may not be as famous as NASA, and it only has 600 members most of whom are engineering students, but they're certainly not short on ambition.  They've already starting building an airplane in their back garden and although it may be missing some vital elements such as an engine, they hope to have a shuttle and rocket ready to send a man into space in the next 4 to 6 years!

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9573163.stm

Engineering Ice Cream

Emma, Wednesday 24th August, 2011


Here's a great video that shows you engineering is everywhere! Have you ever wondered how Viennetta is made?  All those waves and layers of chocolate and ice cream... Well wonder no more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5v0NBJdIeU

We'd love to know what items you've found that use engineering in an unexpected way!

World's Fastest Electric Car

Emma, Tuesday 23rd August, 2011


Take a look at this article all about the worlds fastest electric car.  It's not what you might think!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2028836/The-worlds-quickest-electric-car-1972-Datsun-0-60mph-1-8-seconds.html

Physics is cool again!

Greenpower, Thursday 18th August, 2011


According to an article on the BBC today Physics is once again a cool subject for people to study at A-Level.  But was physics ever un-cool?

Flashes of Genius

Hannah, Thursday 18th August, 2011


Flashes of Genius,

The benefits gained from tkaing things appart, looking at how they work, making something else out of the bits and sorting through what you have left.....definatly worth a read.

http://www.climatechangeadaptation.info/uploads/CaseStudies%20rev%20a/WP2a%20communication/innovation%20competition%20Lycksele/The%20flashes%20of%20Genius.pdf

Trustee Board Meeting

Emma, Thursday 18th August, 2011


Yesterday evening the trustees of the Greenpower Education Trust met for their quarterly board meeting. 

Flying Cars

Greenpower, Thursday 18th August, 2011


Flying cars have always been a thing of the future, but now it seems that the future is here! A man from Russia has managed to build a car that can fly.  It may only be able to get 10ft off the ground, and it certainly isn't the most elegant creation in the skies but it's definitely progress!

Silverstone Expansion

Emma, Thursday 18th August, 2011


Exciting news... the newest track to feature on our race calendar this year is undergoing a bit of a face lift! Silverstone have recently released plans that show how they want to develop the site over the next few years.  The plans include business facilities, a hotel and an education centre. The circuit is already the home of British motorsport hosting many high profile events every year including the British Formula 1 Grand Prix and of course the Greenpower Corporate Challenge.  Check out this link for more information about what's going on at the site in Northampton.

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