Saturday, May 26

The Expanse is saved!

Jeff Bezos announced in the last few hours that Amazon had picked up The Expanse for Season 4 and for further seasons. Bezos is a big fan of the show and made the announcement at the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, with the cast of the show in the audience.


Thursday, May 24

Are car sales staff fit for purpose?

A recent survey found that staff at car dealerships do not make customers aware of Electric Vehicles as a purchase option.

A lack of sales staff knowledge about the changing face of vehicle technology is one factor. The survey showed that customers wanting to buy a car would remain ignorant of the EV option after speaking to car sales staff.

Myths perpetuated by car sales staff included:

  1. Their brands EV had a range of only 80km (ranges currently vary between 180 to 540km).
  2. They claimed that EVs were expensive to run (the opposite is in fact true).
  3. A model was only available for petrol or diesel.
  4. Told lies about EVs economy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44199160
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-018-0152-x

Friday, May 11

SyFy cancels The Expanse

What a bunch of dicks.

The best Science Fiction on the small screen and has gotten better every season. Then they go and cancel it after this years Season 3!

Yeah I pointed out previously that this was a cool show, with real physics and a great story. Something for everyone.

The streaming series is based on the books by James S.A. Corey, the last of which is due to be published next year.

If you haven't seen it yet on Netflix, then you should (along with the new series of Star Trek and Lost in Space!). Season 3 should be on Netflix this October.

Friday, April 20

Fully Charged Live at Silverstone

Roberts Fully Charged project is having a Live event at Silverstone racing circuit on the 9th and 10th June this year. You can register for tickets now. Apparently they have a lot of companies showing their electric cars, bikes, low carbon energy systems like solar energy, batteries and other stuff and there will be talks and other great things.



http://www.fullychargedshow.co.uk/fully-charged-live-event

Sunday, April 15

Don't let his death be in vain

David Buckel a prominent US lawyer took his own life this weekend to highlight the damage we are doing to the planet. We can never do to much to preserve the planet for future generations.

Mr Buckel used fossil fuels to set himself on fire and he left a note explaining why he took his own life.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43773650

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/15/high-profile-gay-rights-lawyer-sets-alight-new-york-park-suicide/

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/prominent-gay-rights-lawyer-david-buckel-dies-after-setting-himself-on-fire-in-new-york-park.html

Friday, April 13

Poppy Sculpture at Fort Nelson

The Poppy Sculpture originally displayed at The Tower of London is now on display at Fort Nelson:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-hampshire-43744699/wave-poppies-sculpture-on-display-in-hampshire-fort

http://www.visitwinchester.co.uk/poppies-wave-fort-nelson

The sculpture will be at the fort until 24th June 2018.