Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hurricane Sandy: a view from space

Hurricane Sandy grew to be an enormous mass of wind stretching nearly 1,600 kilometres across at times. As Wired Science reported: In the whole globe image above, captured by NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite on Oct. 28 at 9:02 a.m. EDT, Sandy is a huge white swirl centered just off the east coast of the United States, merging with […]

Internet censorship in India

This is a topic I looked at for uni and found really interesting. It’s a slightly longer read (and contains less unrelated references than my usual posts) and I apologise for that. The Indian government has recently faced criticism from privacy groups, political opponents and citizens for what has proven to be excessive and poorly […]

U Can’t Touch This: The Pirate Bay moves to the cloud

The Pirate Bay (TPB) is well known by millions of file-sharers and has been a thorn in the side of the entertainment industries since it was founded in 2003. Dubbed, by itself, as “The world’s (or more recently, the galaxy’s) most resilient BitTorrent site”, TPB was recently ranked at the 76th most visited website in […]

Turning air into petrol: How does it make you feel?

New technology pairing air and electricity to create synthetic petrol is set to change the way we source energy and could well prove to be a game-changer in the global battle against climate change. The “air capture” technology, developed by a small north London firm Air Fuel Syndication (AFS), was presented to the Institution of […]

Defamation on Twitter

The power to publish is no longer the preserve of a select few. Social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook have now extended this privilege to anyone with an Internet connection and something to say. The blogosphere and Twitter in particular have played a significant role in empowering everyday individuals to publish. Despite limiting […]

Red Bull Stratos Jump

In response to the Red Bull Stratos jump, Slim Jim has sponsored the shortest free fall of all time. MORE COMING SOON!

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