January 15, 2017
Safaris are often top of people’s wishlist of travel experiences. Seeing wild animals in their native habitat is close to the ultimate buzz. So why not try your hand at conservation and help secure a future for wild species. When water is scarce, water tanks at the camps attract wildlife. Some species clearly have a […]
December 31, 2016
Tumblr is the home of GIFs, artful Photography, Video and Illustration. But it’s also home to Science, Tutorials and just about any learned pursuit you can imagine. Dive in. Home to ‘no sweat’ blogs, Tumblr has been around for a while in internet terms (founded in 2007). Yahoo snapped it up in 2013 for a […]
November 20, 2016
An urban leopard in Mumbai, the spectre of a crow in London’s Valentine’s Park and a charnel house of dead wildebeest in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. All category winners in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Each year devoted wildlife photographers submit their best in the hopes of picking up the prized title of Wildlife […]
August 7, 2016
Academic research harnesses an open source digital tool to reduce the impact of natural hazards around the world. And if you want car cover fast, just app it. Digital disruption. Sweet. First up, the serious stuff. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) were part of a World Bank initiative behind the free open […]
June 10, 2016
Antibiotics researcher Dr Matt Hutchings finds new drugs in the most unusual of places, plus Craig Venter’s Synthia 3.0 has its lightweight credentials under the microscope. Many of the drugs used in hospitals and prescribed by doctor’s clinics – antifungals, antibiotics and cancer-killing drugs – are made by bacteria found in the soil and from […]
May 1, 2015
Occasionally a maker project comes along that makes a real difference. Barry Getty’s open source intelligent buoy ‘Bob’ is definitely in the world-changing potential bracket. The Dark Water Foundation was set up to develop open source technology for ocean exploration, conservation and education, and Bob is an intelligent buoy that collects ocean data and transmits […]
February 15, 2015
Solve for X is Google’s advanced research arm, planning ‘moonshot’ advances for science in everything from computing to the environment Delving into Google’s less well known projects the other week turned up the rather odd sounding ‘Solve for X‘. It turns out that ‘X’ projects are part of the ‘out there’ research arm of Google […]
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