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Stop motion lego

Over the weekend, my daughter and I put together a couple of stop motion animation, it was a lot of fun and another thing you can easily do with your kids. I had a mini tripod lying around and a very basic version of one of these tripod adapters to hold the phone steady.

Posted 14th Apr 2020 @ 14:00

Early decisive action vs herd immunity

Perfect. And it gives me another excuse to link to a video of Penn & Teller on vaccinations.

Posted 14th Apr 2020 @ 09:14

My thoughts on the UK government's daily updates on COVID-19 ?

My twitter rant, it's frustrating enough being stuck at home for the greater good but then to see people with power shamelessly lying to public and not being scrutinised enough by the people given an opportunity to as questions.

No daily update would be better than what we're having to endure.

Posted 12th Apr 2020 @ 16:42

Dozens of science & engineering activities for kids from the James Dyson Foundation

I clicked around for a while until I got the cards to download, the link is on this page.

Some fantastic activities for kids, I'll be trying some out later today.

Posted 10th Apr 2020 @ 12:59

Justin Timberlake on Hot Ones

The last and one of the best episodes of the season. I'm off to listen to Justified and some Lonely Island!

Posted 9th Apr 2020 @ 22:32

Ingenious concrete-filled trains act as giant batteries

I've covered gravity energy storage before but this is a great visualisation of how effective it is.

Posted 9th Apr 2020 @ 12:40

The Pope: "I hear populist speeches, like those of Hitler."

This quote could be attributed to almost any time in the past decade.

At this time in Europe when we are beginning to hear populist speeches and witness political decisions of this selective kind it's all too easy to remember Hitler's speeches in 1933, which were not so different from some of the speeches of a few European politicians now.

On climate change:

There is an expression in Spanish: “God always forgives, we forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives.” We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires in Australia, or remembers that 18 months ago a boat could cross the North Pole because the glaciers had all melted? Who speaks now of the floods? I don't know if these are the revenge of nature, but they are certainly nature's responses.

Posted 9th Apr 2020 @ 11:22

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