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Politicians break the law they made

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In August 2005 it became illegal to demonstrate in and around Parliament Square without prior police permission under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA). So far Maya Evans has been prosecuted and a number of others have been threatened with legal action. The law states that it only takes one person to constitute […]

A recent e-petition on the Prime Ministers web site called for the BBC to make it’s proposed on demand TV service player available to work on any operating system. The BBC had previously suggested that the iPlayer would only be available to Windows users. We wait to see how long this takes. The Petition: “We […]

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The new Apple iPhone looks ultra cool but with a hefty price tag ($500). It has no buttons, it’s all touch screen controlled. It’s a phone, an iPod, you can store your photos and surf the web. Have look at Steve Jobs presentation. There is no doubt this will be a winner for Apple and […]

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Jet Man

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Yves Rossy. This is one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen, Yves Rossy is the jet powered flying man. This must have been one of the most fantastic experiences ever. You can watch the video and read more about Yves exploits…amazing.

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IE 7

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I downloaded and installed IE 7 yesterday, not because I particularly wanted to but like it or not it will be shipped in most new PCs soon and will become the most common browser. So if you build web sites etc. you need to test on IE 7. The first thing that struck me was […]

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Blogging from Space

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The first woman tourist in space, Anousheh Ansari is writing a blog from space. Anousheh lifted off in a Soyuz on Sept 19th and has now docked with the International Space Station.

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The Bleeding Obvious

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It is extremely easy to patent something in the USA which to most of us is obvious, remember Microsoft trying to patent the double click or BT laying claim to the internet link. Companies spend millions on this every year in an attempt to safeguard future investments or just to be able to extract money […]

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The BBC experiment adds the processing power of your home or office computer to thousands of others to predict climate change. The same model that the Met Office uses to make daily weather forecasts has been adapted by to run on home PCs.

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New Scientist blogs

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New Scientist, the science and technology journal has just launched two new blogs. The first, technology blog, deals with all the latest innovations, including videos of next-generation technology in action. The second, science blog provides a daily round-up of science news from around the world. New Scientist is an excellent pubilcation which I’ve read for […]

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pigeons get their own blog

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New Scientist: Pigeons to set up a smog blog Researchers Beatriz da Costa of the University of California, Irvine, came up with the idea of the pigeon blog with her students Cina Hazegh and Kevin Ponto. later this year in San Jose, California people will be able to read the live blog of pollution data […]

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This is the personal web site of Seòras, pronounced Shaw-russ, Gaelic for George. I'm from Aberdeen (Scotland),I'm a scientist, union activist, researcher, web designer, photographer, cyclist, hill walker, guitarist & father.