Decarbonizing transport - a government consultation https://bettertransport.org.uk/blog/better-transport/have-your-say-on-decarbonisation #ukpol #climatechange
Thunder and lightning! Volunteers detect the radio bursts that lightning produces to make this map. https://www.lightningmaps.org/
Given recent events in Belarus and Hong Kong, it might be a good time to set up a Tor Bridge https://community.torproject.org/relay/setup/bridge/
Ceres, the dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, has water under the surface - although it may be a bit muddy and salty. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/aug/10/planet-ceres-ocean-world-sea-water-beneath-surface #space
Mentos and Cola at Various Altitudes
Are Uber and Lyft Increasing Traffic Deaths?
Cliff Stoll's Klein bottles https://youtu.be/-k3mVnRlQLU?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWJeBhzCJ_JXdaIXi_YJl7Bh #math
Misconceptions in Astronomical History
Finally someone suggests replacing Stamp Duty with Capital Gains Tax on houses. Stamp Duty is a tax on moving to a different part of the country - it's a tax on opportunity. https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2020/jul/24/heres-an-idea-that-could-earn-the-government-400bn-in-25-years #ukpol
A review of a book about a book
Cyberspace, cybersecurity, cybermen, cybereverything https://www.spacerogue.net/wordpress/?p=655
Binary Coded Decimal, the strange world where 0x09 + 0x03 = 0x12 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary-coded_decimal
NHS IT: money is wasted on centralised IT, instead of letting hospitals fix the problems which are most important to them
A map of every attempt to land on mars
Plan S: those who fund scientific research will only allow publication in open-access journals. Academic publishers charge (a lot) for access, and don't pay the scientists or reviewers. Planned for 2020, it's delayed to 2021. https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2018/09/07/open-access-with-a-vengeance
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