Wednesday, 24 July 2013

I do like to be beside the seaside.

Life in physics is often slightly more unusual than you expect.  Usually this is because what we do is uncertain by definition, but not always. A personal case in point crops up next week when I go to have a look at cutting edge technology production facilities in... Hastings.

Okay being a city boy I'm biased but Hastings? Come on! That place has one and only one contribution to the world and we all know what that is.  Yet this is from there that my current project will get its hitherto untested technology and, all being well, a new type of particle physics detector will be born.

I'm getting ahead of myself somewhat, of course. I first have to get to Hastings... So to that end I will be blogging experience of my cross country rail travel next Tuesday and Wednesday.  This will mark my first use of London other than its airports for business. Wish me luck...

Oyster card is at the ready, let's go!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

6 Games That Put Insane Detail Into Stuff You Didn't Notice | Cracked.com

6 Games That Put Insane Detail Into Stuff You Didn't Notice | Cracked.com:

Quite a wonderful list of utterly hidden, completely crazy and yet superb design in video games.

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Monday, 1 July 2013

It’s All in Your Head: Gaming and the Brain - IGN

It’s All in Your Head: Gaming and the Brain - IGN:

An interesting piece of how much of your gaming ability is innate and how much is learned.

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sony Sacrificed the PlayStation 4 Camera to Beat Microsoft on Price - IGN

Sony Sacrificed the PlayStation 4 Camera to Beat Microsoft on Price - IGN:

I think that Sony might have gambled well here.  The first adopters probably won't want the camera at this stage and they can push it later if they want to bring it in.  Personally I think Sony will wait until XBox One has demonstrated that the camera/voice is a key thing that gamers and devs want before they do push.  That said I'm not sure how much that will happen, if at all.

Still not buying anything before this time next year :-P

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Friday, 31 May 2013

Dropping back in

Well hello there reader.  Over a year again... seems to be my want.  At the very least I have news to spew forth in utterance so here goes.

Finally got around to finishing that PhD malarkey and should be graduated this summer.  Huzzah!  Sadly the finishing of my thesis was pretty much the death nail in all non-essentially writing of things at a computer.  That tends to be a blog killer.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

'Thermal cloak' hides objects from heat

BBC News - 'Thermal cloak' hides objects from heat:

This could make the best oven mitts ever!

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Monday, 26 March 2012

Question over theory of lunar formation

Question over theory of lunar formation : Nature News & Comment:

That's no moon!

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