‘Scientists have devised a cheap and simple method of turning water into rocket fuel using solar power in a development that could generate a new source of green energy for the home and workplace.’ The Independent.
The Neighbourhood Fix It website is an effective way to highlight and report problems in your local neighbourhood.
The British Pathe website has some film of Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee filming The Avengers, on location at Beaulieu, Hampshire, in 1966.
Channel Four is in the news again over yet another possible scam. This time involving the You Say We Pay quiz on the Richard and Judy programme.
Wednesday 7 February 2007
The animated Flash advertisements on some websites can hog an extraordinary amount of your computer’s processing power.
In 1970, Britain was suffering power cuts across the country, caused by industrial action. The days and times of the cuts varied each week. I remember having to do my homework by candlelight.
If you haven’t seen this fascinating three-part BBC documentary series, you can download it from the Internet Archive:
Part1 | Part2 | Part3
It explores ‘the origins in the 1940s and 50s of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East, and Neoconservatism in America, parallels between these movements, and their effect on the world today.’ And it shows how politicians have used the terror threat to restore their power and authority in a disillusioned age.
It’s a brilliant use of archive film of all kinds, combined with interviews. Give it a look even if you don’t usually watch this kind of subject, because it’s interesting to see how Adam Curtis the producer combines such diverse visual material.
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