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Units of Measurement

There’s a story on the BBC website today (7 Mar 14) exploring some of the causes of the severe flooding experienced across England and Wales this winter.  In the midst of the story is a classic example of the media’s obsession for converting measurements into ridiculous equivalents, presumably in line…

HoP TEDx Talks on YouTube

The previous post gave some background to the TEDx Event at the Houses of Parliament (actually, the QE2 Conference Centre across the road). The full set of talks under the theme of Democracy and Representation are now available on YouTube; see below: Individual talks can be selected here. The embedded…

Views of London

London Panorama The 320 gigapixel image – taken by expert photography firm 360Cities – comprises 48,640 individual frames which have been collated into a single panorama by a supercomputer.  Taken after the end of the London 2012 Games, it’s your chance to share your favourite views of the capital and…