Monthly Archives: September 2014

Rosetta mission team pick a landing site

I’m loving the beautiful ESA images of the Rosetta spacecraft – especially this ‘selfie’ with comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko behind. You can almost imagine you are there, peeping out of a little window and seeing the solar panels unfurled below. It’s as … Continue reading

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George Green – the unschooled Nottingham mathematician championed by Einstein and Kelvin

There’s a new special exhibition opening tomorrow (12 September) at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham University, presenting the life of George Green, a working man from Nottingham born in 1793 whose insights on electricity and magnetism were praised by Nobel prizewinners Lord … Continue reading

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Gaza – renewable energy for a just a durable peace

I found this interesting article in the Ecologist today setting out a vision for providing stable power supplies in Gaza, by solar power expert Keith Barnham, of Imperial College London. A major problem with the blockade of Gaza has been … Continue reading

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