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 […]
January 30, 2016
When one snowboarding company took to Youtube marketing a few years ago, they fired up some really cool projects. Anyone need a snowboard with solar power? Apparently there are only so many snowboards you can make before the creative well runs dry. Solar powered boarding may be the apex. Yes it did actually work, charging […]
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 […]
November 13, 2014
Make it better harder faster stronger. Update two on makes and hacks including LED wearables with the wow factor, WTF Builds and energetic Power Ups. There are some incredible maker projects out there on my favourite tech, science and creative websites, but rather than simply repost I thought I’d give a rundown of some of […]
August 16, 2014
Originally posted on through the looking glass:
There was another one of those International Panel on Climate Change reports published last weekend. Having already outlined the physical science basis back in September (i.e. it is happening, yes, really, we triple-checked, sorry), and then a report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability at the end of last…
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