When TED2011 took place at Long Beach, California delegates were talking, playing and listening to music, enjoying comedy and dance and much much more. They were emailing, blogging, tweeting, eating and networking while enjoying caffeine-fueled conversation between the program’s many sessions.
It is really only since the Victorian Age that early maps of the world went from being considered amusing relics of dark-age ignorance held up to public scorn and ridicule to being seen as an essential element in understanding the medieval world-view. They are important to anyone with an interest in the art, literature, philosophy and social structure of that time.
The final Atlantis Space Shuttle Mission countdown is over. Atlantis has left Cape Canaveral to rendezvous in orbit with the space station above the earth for the final time. “Let’s light this fire one more time, Mike, and witness this great nation at its best,” said Christopher Ferguson, Atlantis commander, to launch director Mike Leinbach just before the lift-off of STS-135, 8 July 2011.
With its new product iCloud Apple, ever market innovators, have come up with a simple way to store all that is important up there in the clouds so its accessible wherever we are and importantly, from whatever device we have to hand right down here on earth.
Green Cross is the banner to stand behind if you are interested in efforts to deal with all matters that affect our natural environment locally in Australia and Internationally.
In stellar company on the Graham Norton Show Rock Star Physicist Brian Cox OBE, recently voted the world’s sexiest astronomer, is like a breath of fresh air in the world of science. Passionate, like Rock Star poet Lord Byron he is handsome, not pretty – tall and good looking enough to be taken seriously.
The ‘big society’ must be a crucible for change. There is plenty to do and very little money to spend so we need to work out if we do all share the vision. Progress always needs a beginning, one that only realism can engender.