275/365 The departed

275/365 The departed by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA My old iPhone 6, soon for trade-in. I’ve taken this photo with my new iPhone 8 Plus, which is a gigantic leap in ability compared to its predecessor.

Links for February 17th

King Tut Was Disabled, Malarial, and Inbred, DNA Shows King Tut may be seen as the golden boy of ancient Egypt today, but during his reign, Tutankhamun wasn’t exactly a strapping sun god. Instead, a new DNA study says, King Tut was a frail pharaoh, beset by malaria and a bone disorder—and possibly compromised by…… Continue reading Links for February 17th

Links for February 9th

Digital Economy Bill bill could ‘breach rights’ An influential group of MPs and peers has said the government's approach to illegal file-sharing could breach the rights of internet users. The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights said the government's Digital Economy Bill needed clarification. It said that technical measures – which include cutting off persistent…… Continue reading Links for February 9th

I can’t believe it’s not a TtV

I can’t believe it’s not a TtV, originally uploaded by rutty. 40/365 Most of the photos of taken for my 365 project have been with my iPhone, which has one of the worst cameras around. Luckily there’s a wealth of photo-related applications to make them more interesting. I’ve found one called “Lo-mob” which aims to…… Continue reading I can’t believe it’s not a TtV

Beeston sunset

Beeston sunset, originally uploaded by rutty. There was an absolutely astonishing sunset in Nottinghamshire the other night. We were at home and I happened to see it out of the upstairs window. I had no chance of getting my camera out and heading somewhere photogenic before the sunset disappeared so I got my iPhone out…… Continue reading Beeston sunset

Links for September 1st

British plan to tackle asteroids A team of British scientists are developing plans for a spacecraft that could stop large asteroids from destroying the Earth. The 10 tonne “gravity tractor” would deflect any orbiting rocks years before any potential collision could happen. The device, which would rely on the force of gravity, is being developed…… Continue reading Links for September 1st

Links for July 6th

Coffee ‘may reverse Alzheimer’s’ Drinking five cups of coffee a day could reverse memory problems seen in Alzheimer’s disease, US scientists say. The Florida research, carried out on mice, also suggested caffeine hampered the production of the protein plaques which are the hallmark of the disease. Previous research has also suggested a protective effect from…… Continue reading Links for July 6th

Links for February 18th

Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir – Author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to literature. Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list. Wonder twins telescope sees star’s dying gasps – 500 light years away, the star T Leporis is dying. It used to be…… Continue reading Links for February 18th