All Posts Tagged With: "bbc"
The BBC reports that the UK government has launched an £11m ($16m) five-year research programme into ocean acidification. Researchers say seas are becoming more acidic as a result of CO2 from human activities being absorbed by seawater, which alters the oceans’ chemistry. Ministers say acidification of the oceans will be one of the major environmental [...]Continue Reading
I admit to being really torn on this issue. I despise theft and copyright infringement but I also hate big brother, strong arm tactics that restrict me from doing stuff that is useful and legal. I use VMWare on my Mac to run other operating systems apart from the native OS X. I run a licensed copy [...]Continue Reading
Sometimes religious leaders say stupid things, sometimes they say dangerous things, often they are irrelevant and out of touch. Rowan Williams is a religious leader who quite obviously gets it. Here’s how the BBC reported on his views on climate change and the impact of doing nothing. Brilliant, quite brilliant. God will not intervene to [...]Continue Reading
The BBC reports today that state supported and practical steps are being taken to train the young solar and wind power engineers of the future. The guys who install and maintain wind turbines and solar panels. In Tehachapi, California, it can feel like four seasons in one day. In this remote corner between the Sierra Nevada [...]Continue Reading
The BBC published an interesting article on some research from Symantec. Symantec calculated the figure to quantify the scale of fraud it found during a year-long look at the internet’s underground economy. Credit card numbers were the most popular item on sale and made up 31% of all the goods on offer. Coming in second [...]Continue Reading
The BBC reported today that an inquiry has been launched after a memory stick with user names and passwords for a key government computer system was found in a pub car park. Subcontractor Atos Origin, which lost the stick, said there had been a “direct breach” of its procedures. It said the matter was being taken “extremely [...]Continue Reading
The BBC have reported that the thickness of Arctic sea ice “plummeted” last winter, thinning by as much as 49 centimetres (1.6ft) in some regions, satellite data has revealed. A study by UK researchers showed that the ice thickness had been fairly constant for the previous five winters. The team from University College London added [...]Continue Reading