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NASA reinvented the wheel…and it’s made of chain mail!

Chainmail-wheel

During the mid-2000s, NASA Glenn engineer Vivake Asnani worked with industry partner Goodyear to develop the Spring Tire, an airless compliant tire that consists of several hundred coiled steel wires woven into a flexible mesh, giving the tires the ability to support high loads while also conforming to the terrain. The Spring Tire has been…

Medieval Family Fun Weekend at Wallington; August 6th & 7th

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August, 11.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Travel back in time to the middle ages as the Knights of Monymusk invade Wallington! Wander through their medieval camp, have a go at archery, try on chainmail and helmets or have your fortune told. Discover all about life in medieval times when the…

Ancient craftsman setting up business on Isle of Man

A traditional craftsman is hoping for a new lease of life in the island. Having studied medieval engraving, metalwork, leather and woodwork for 17 years, quietly spoken Phil Hatton, 45, is now one of the leading proponents in the field. Some of his pieces beggar belief. Take, for example, his largest commissions – a pair…