The Big Bang

Saturday, December 19, 2009
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The news that the Large Hadron Collider, near Geneva in Switzerland is back in commission, is to be greeted with relief by all who have a genuine interest in particle physics. Designed to answer fundamental questions about the Universe by acceleratin... read more
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Taking charge

Sunday, November 15, 2009
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Even as a boy I was continually mystified, and occasionally perplexed, by the operation of the carburettor. The myriad of main jets, air correction jets and emulsion tubes and the science on the fixed jet DCOE was a veritable minefield for the inexpe... read more
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The CAN'T Bus

Monday, October 12, 2009
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Don’t you just love modern day IT terminology? I mean it’s so graphic, so descriptive and often without even knowing the purpose of the feature or component, simply hearing the name gives you a pretty good idea. Thus for instance, we have... read more
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The Fuel Injector

Sunday, September 13, 2009
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For those of you who have ever grappled with the art of carburettor ‘tuning’, the invention of the fuel injector must have come as something of a huge relief. The selection of choke sizes, main jets, emulsion tubes and air correction jets... read more
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Electronics v Chemistry

Sunday, July 12, 2009
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Do we need electronic engine management systems? Really need them? Because controlling fuelling, ignition, even valve timing, duration and lift achievable through electronic control units doesn’t necessarily mean that is the best or even the r... read more
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Chip crazy

Sunday, June 14, 2009
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The silicon chip has made the task of performance engine design incomparably easier. An effective revolution in engine design for both gasoline and diesel units was made possible by close control of fuel and ignition through what were and are rugged ... read more
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Engine electronics

Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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Although an activity that is supposed to ‘improve the breed,’ motorsport has usually lagged behind road cars on engine management technology. There was a time when factory electronic injection systems on production-based cars were junked ... read more
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