Tag Archives: BBC

Didcot Towers Demolition

Three massive cooling towers at Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire were brought down in the early hours of Sunday morning. Having lived in Oxfordshire all my life, these towers have been a constant blot on the landscape, and I’m happy … Continue reading

Posted in News, Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pavement Paint Squiggles

The BBC have, what I think, is a fascinating article on the signs and symbols spray painted onto the road by utility companies.  Each different colour means something different, as does each line, squiggle, letter, and number. There is no … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Climbing Shanghai Tower

An incredibly scary video, of two Russian guys climbing the second tallest building in the world, Shanghai Tower. Makes my palms sweaty just watching it from the comfort of my own room! They do get some great aerial views of … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wake Up, Rosetta!

Today is the day that Rosetta wakes up. After 31 months in hibernation, the wake up signal was initiated at 10:00 GMT this morning. However, we won’t know for sure if the spacecraft will have woken up until after 17:30 … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Science Images Of 2013

Time for some more amazing science images from the past year! BuzzFeed has a collection of the 23 most breathtaking science photos of 2013, and they are utterly brilliant. Ranging from the nanoscale to the galactic scale, and everything in … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday aged 95. The above video by The New York Times takes a look at South Africa’s first black president. A timeline of his life can be found over at the BBC, along with a wealth of other … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2013: The Year Of The Selfie

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013 is… Selfie. Yep, selfie. The above infographic gives information as to the evolution of the word selfie from a social media buzzword to mainstream shorthand for a self-portrait photograph.  “The decision was unanimous … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

In The Shadow Of Saturn

The images taken by the Cassini space probe are fast becoming some of my favourite images. I can now add to the growing list this stunning image of Saturn (APOD). “In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Night Of The Doctor

The Night of the Doctor: A Mini Episode – Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor Prequel. “The Bringer of Darkness, the Oncoming Storm, the Doctor, the Warrior – A Time Lord! The 50th Anniversary features Matt Smith, David Tennant … Continue reading

Posted in TV shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Personal Genome Project UK

Would you get your genome sequenced and have it published online for all to see? The Personal Genome Project UK is asking for 100,000 volunteers to have their genome sequenced, and made freely available online for all to see, where … Continue reading

Posted in News, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment