How the human race is defending itself against flooding

Although it might not feel like it, the UK is widely expected to suffer a drought in incoming months. And whilst it may seem like the worst time to start preparing for a flood, it is arguably the best. Floods … Continue reading

From the watermill to the dam: How water has fuelled industry

Despite being used for everything from washing to drinking, there is one use of water you might not be aware of – hydropower. The Ancient Greeks first invented the horizontal-wheeled watermill in 3rd century BC and humans have been harnessing … Continue reading

How pumps are being used to save lives

By definition, a pump is a device that moves fluids by mechanical action. The form which this mechanism takes is becoming more and more diverse. We are all familiar with central heating pumps and shower pumps, but pumps are increasingly … Continue reading