Answers to Engineering Questions

Engineering, civil engineering, manufacturing, jet engines, materials science and transport...

27 March 2018

Do we need to start panicking, or what?

20 February 2018

What are the chances that a bridge will stay standing?

20 February 2018

Are we getting close to the limits with construction?

20 February 2018

Is digging deep the most efficient way to build in a crowded city?

20 February 2018

Cape Town may have to turn the taps off...

30 January 2018

You'll be hungry for an answer to this pasta problem...

12 December 2017

Anthony wants to know if launching a rocket from a tube would make it travel faster.

07 November 2017

Would a car protect you from a lightning strike, and what would happen if you were driving?

03 October 2017

Gold is created in stars, but why does it clump together to form nuggets?

04 September 2017

Is there a future for wearable computers?

04 September 2017

Cracking the code of code machines...

04 September 2017

Could hyperloops make commuting a thing of the past?

08 August 2017

It's vitally important we know which one we are talking about...

27 June 2017

Is it possible to create noise-cancelling headphones, but for an apartment?

13 June 2017

Once it's flung off into space, what actually happens to used spacecrafts?

13 June 2017

Is there any technology which can help us run faster or be stronger? Like the iron-man suit?”

25 May 2017

In May 2017, the Naked Scientists reported on the discovery that the caterpillar of the wax moth can break down plastic...

23 May 2017

My standard way of opening a stubborn metal lid on a glass jar for the first time is to run hot tap water over the lid...

23 May 2017

How do waterproof coats work? And how does that differ from water resistance?

23 May 2017

What are the stats for accidents involving space crafts? How does landing compare to launch in terms of safety?

11 April 2017

Is it real or just a special effect in movies and cartoons?