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Ep 12 – Glasses and contact lenses make people see more clearly, but how do they do that? Techno Mum explains the interesting way they work.
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Techno Mum: I saw a news report about the new railway being built under London. How do they dig tunnels for trains without them collapsing?
Techno Mum: Can you explain how engineers can help in emergencies like with what happened in the Philippines?
Techno Mum: My dad’s watch powers itself just by him moving his hand around. How does that work?
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Techno Mum: I recently got a tablet for my birthday. How does it know when I’m touching the screen?
Techno Mum: My friend said there’s loads of junk floating around in space. Is that true and how much is there?
Techno Mum: Can you tell me how much faster the internet might get in the future?
Techno Mum: My dad says that you can’t put metal things like forks in the microwave. Why not?
Techno Mum: Is it true that you can run a car on chip fat?
Techno Mum: How do mobile phones find the person you’re calling?
Techno Mum: Can you tell me how electricity gets into my house please?
Techno Mum: When I build a tower out of bricks and make it really tall, it gets all wobbly and falls over. So why don’t skyscrapers fall over?
Techno Mum: My parents have just bought a new car, but it won’t be here for another 3 months. How long does it take to build a car?
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Techno Mum: Can you tell me what an engineer actually does? Is it something to do with engines?
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