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How They Keep Warm: Caribou

Sometimes referred to as an Arctic reindeer, the caribou is one of the most adaptable, resilient herd animals on the planet. Mostly they can be found beyond the northern tree line of the Arctic Circle, but they’ve also been observed… Continue reading →

The Science of Building the Perfect Snowman

I’m sure many of us share fond winter memories of playing in the snow. As we grew, so did the scale and quality of our snow angels, the competitiveness of our snowball fights, and the ambition to perfect our snowman-building… Continue reading →

Ocado’s Robotic Revolution

  Stephen Bryan from Ocado’s CFC in Erith talks about the use of robotics at their site. In our next month’s newsletter, we will be discussing PPE.  

Handy Inventions to Keep You Warm this Winter

As one season draws to a close, another rears its head; arriving on a spectrum from prematurely unwelcome to gloriously late, the next season epitomises the coming months. Spring rejuvenates the environment after the long, cold haul. Summer is a… Continue reading →

Hemp Insulation – The Green Alternative

Hemp truly is one of the most versatile resources on the planet. The seeds are widely used in animal feed and other related industries, while the stems can be converted into fibres with a wide array of potential uses. Hemp… Continue reading →

A Guide to the Different Fireplace Options

There’s nothing better than snuggling up next to a cosy hearth in the heart of winter. A roaring fire appeals to our most basic instincts, keeping us warm and providing safety, although that safety is now from the winter chill… Continue reading →

Weird and Wonderful Ice Formations

Icicles, frosted cobwebs, snow, hail, sleet, we’re used to seeing all of these when the temperature starts to dip, but ice is a lot more versatile than that. Under certain conditions, from wind to temperature to altitude, ice can form… Continue reading →

The Little-Known Base Layer of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, 1953

In 2014, Dutch ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof tried to climb Everest in just a pair of shorts. He got to 6,700 m, but had to turn back when an old injury re-emerged. Nevertheless, the point arises: until Hof, climbers tended to rely on their… Continue reading →

NASA’s Igloo-Style Martian ‘Ice Homes’ Unveiled

With NASA hoping to land humans on Mars in the early 2030s, the race is on to develop systems which may make such a feat possible. Life for humans on the Red Planet will be fraught with danger and challenges both… Continue reading →

How to Dress for Your Arctic Adventure

Surviving in the Arctic can be a difficult task if you don’t go fully prepared for the cold, harsh conditions that are present in that part of the world. The best way to cope in the Arctic environment is to… Continue reading →

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