So another week, another whirlwind round-up of treats from the internets. This week’s stroll through a string of lovely linkage includes real-life x-ray specs, penguin guided robots and Doctor Who!
Remember Bubba Joe chewing gum, and the little booklet which said you could buy x-ray specs? Well the clever folk at Cambridge Consultants have developed a hi-tech real-life equivalent. The firm’s device can see things through walls and render images in 3D – story here
For CD’s size did matter – a tech just so story.
Radio 4’s More or Less presenter Tim Harford spotted an intriguing tale about why CD’s are 12cm in diameter – it’s all to do with Beethoven’s 9th symphony.
Let’s be AVin you *winner of the obvious headline of the week award
BBC’s myth engine and upcoming sci-fi festival
The Doctor is in (almost)
No doubt if you’re a Doctor Who fan, you’ll have already devoured these online snippets, but they’re worth repeating, so for your delight and delectation here are Neil Gaiman’s Perfect Introduction To Doctor Who For New Viewers
While BBC America’s Doctor Who Insider had a brief making of new season.
On the wireless
Great blog post by BBC Executive Producer Cathy Drysdale on the Desert Island Discs archive. The first two episodes of the new season are Martin Sheen and Terry Gilliam – still got it.
The next industrial revolution
Great post, simple question and no easy answer: Robots are the next revolution, so why isn’t anyone acting like it?
The science bit
The Economist describes How the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell changed the world
Barmy over Babbage
If I was to say, a 3D printed Difference Engine, you’d think that was cool right? Good – go here and see
Commodore is back
Sticking with early computers – the Commodore 64 is back!
Adam Buxton’s latest bit of jingle magic
It’s only &*%@!#* football
Mark Steel sums up the Rooney swearing rumpus – eloquently
Irony as German boffins test goal-line tagging tech
The BBC covered the attempt by German scientists to test tagging technology in football, pretty nifty system.
Why robots need to p-p-p-pickup a penguin
Penguins used to guide underwater robots – do we need to say anything else?
If this doesn’t melt the heart of even the most cynical geek, then there’s something wrong. Help a little girl get better