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Blast Off

0 Comments 21 July 2012

Exactly one year ago today Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre in Central Florida for the very last time after flying 135 missions.

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Future Tech

RBS and its Really Bad Software

0 Comments 30 June 2012

I work in technology and along with my writing it provides me with a very good living but every so often something happens that makes me realize, firstly how horribly dependent we are on the stuff and secondly how its failure can pitch us into chaos, literally at the click of a mouse.

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Future Travel

Are you a Petrol Head?

0 Comments 25 June 2012

I recently blogged about robot cars and our subsequent loss of one more area of personal freedom as computers start doing something else for us. Well, when writing said blog I never considered that we might actually be moving into a post car world.

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Future Earth

So much water but only a drop to drink

0 Comments 13 June 2012

As everyone who has read The Human Race knows I love stats and facts and recently came across a really interesting take by the US Geological Survey on how to represent the amount of water on the planet.

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Future Earth

What do Rio, Coldplay and the Queens Jubilee have in common?

0 Comments 11 June 2012

I went to see Coldplay last night in Manchester at the Ethiad Stadium along with 50,000 others. It was brilliant. We were dazzled with a fabulous 2 hour set complete with PyroTechnics, the most incredible monster size HD screens and a dazzling light show courtesy of the 25,000 or so wirelessly triggered wrist bands which […]

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Future Earth

UK Green Economy grows but boy, it’s a wide definition!

1 Comment 28 May 2012

The Government published its annual report last week lauding the growth of the UK’s green economy – apparently the green goods and services market is now worth £122bn and the low carbon economy now employs almost one million people.

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The Rise of the Machines

1 Comment 21 May 2012

Are we slowly sucking the fun out of life? I refer of course to the news that Google has been given the go ahead to launch a self driven car in Nevada. That’s right. A car that drives itself without the need for human intervention.

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Future Earth

Two of my favourites – Green and Film

0 Comments 13 May 2012

This passed me by last year but is back this coming weekend for its second incarnation. I’m talking about the UK Green Film Festival, which will be screening films from around the world that explore some of the big environmental issues of the day.

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Future Tech

How Smart/Dumb are you?

2 Comments 10 May 2012

Yesterday I posed five questions that technology and other leading companies pose their candidates in job interviews.

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Are You Feeling Smart?

1 Comment 09 May 2012

When’s the last time you interviewed for a job? It’s been many years for me and after reading a recent article in the Guardian about the interviewing approach at Google and other tech companies I’m quite relieved because I suspect there would be no job at the end of it for me.

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Data Decay and the Chauvet Cave Paintings

0 Comments 30 April 2012

For all our advances in technology, particularly on the computing front, it was with some surprise that I read about one element of this recent revolution that actually seems to be going backwards. That is, data stored electronically decays!

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Future Earth

What do Fracking and Iceland have in common?

1 Comment 24 April 2012

I have to say it’s been interesting to see UK energy policy taking shape over the last six months with forays into areas that ten years ago would have seemed preposterous.

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Future Tech

Energy free speakers.

0 Comments 22 April 2012

Now here’s a neat piece of technology – a bamboo speaker for your i-phone from designer Anatoliy Omelchenko of Triangle Tree.

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On Writing

Nights of Villjamur

0 Comments 17 April 2012

Its been a little quiet here on a Rush of Green but that’s because I was on a well earned break over Easter. One thing I was able to do was catch up on my reading and one novel I read moved me to write a review which is unusual for me. Nights of Villjamur […]

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Future Earth

It’s no longer about Climate Change

0 Comments 08 April 2012

I love podcasts and use them all the time – what busy person wouldn’t in today’s world and I’m no different although one downside is that yesterdays or last week’s news tend to be your current affairs.

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Future Tech

PrintaPets

2 Comments 01 April 2012

I read this in The Economist and couldn’t resist. It’s brilliant. It will soon be possible to design and build household animals to order. 

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Unputdownable. Yes, I know it's not a word, but it definitely applies here, anyway. That's the word I'm going with, to describe The Human Race by O.C. Heaton. - Hira N. Hasnain

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