Thursday, April 5, 2018

Saving Birds

Researchers are trying to refine ways of saving birds smashing into city windows.


Here's a BBC film about saving birds in Toronto by rethinking our urban architecture. 

If you have birds hitting your windows you could try this tip:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mapping the Future: 5G Connectivity

Because I love tackling National Trails in the UK (Pembrokeshire Coast Path in 2002, West Highland Way in 2013, Hadrian's Wall in 2017 and Offa's Dyke coming up in 2018) I'm also a fan of Ordnance Survey Maps. 

Ordnance Survey has a long history of mapping Great Britain, dating from the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland, but they also do a lot more

Here's some interesting information about a new project, the way we may be connecting in the future, combining mapping data with connectivity in the UK. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

Hilda sent me the link to this video a while ago and I have to share it.

In 1932 some very daring photographers went to the top of what was then rising into thin air in New York City, The Rockefeller Center, to take photos of the amazing men working up there with no safety equipment at all, the norm of the time.