In July the Institution of Mechanical Engineers released a report entitled Sports Engineering: An Unfair Advantage? that traced the role of technology in the games we play. It found that some sports have become far more reliant than others.
Man-made materials tend to hog today’s headlines with their incredible properties and limitless uses in modern technology. But this month’s material is flax, which is also known as linseed and has been reliably used for thousands of years.