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Alexander Crum Brown’s Mathematical Models: Developing new knitting techniques

Alexander Crum Brown’s Mathematical Models: Developing new knitting techniques

Whilst chatting with Julie Orford (Assistant Curator, Science) about my interest in knitting, she told me there were a couple of knitting/wool related objects in the Science and Technology collections. When Julie showed me some photos of Alexander Crum Brown’s knitted scientific models, with a triple layer of knitting in three colours, immediately I was curious

Smart People Have Better Connected Brains

Smart People Have Better Connected Brains

Understanding the foundations of human thought is fascinating for scientists and laypersons alike. Differences in cognitive abilities – and the resulting differences for example in academic success and professional careers – are attributed to a considerable degree to individual differences in intelligence. A study just published in Scientific Reports shows that these differences go hand in hand


Shell stations in the Philippines will soon offer charging for electric vehicles

Shell stations in the Philippines will soon offer charging for electric vehicles

Good news for electric vehicles in the Philippines. Shell will be installing 100 electric vehicle fast-charging stations across its service stations in the capital city of Manila. According to Shell’s local arm, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, the first installations will take place in December this year. The move was prompted by the Department of Energy, which is

Sony announces new 1000X-series of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones

Sony announces new 1000X-series of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones

Sony has announced a new three-strong range of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. The new 1000X range is designed to build on the runaway success of Sony’s Award-winning MDR-1000X over-ears. The obvious place to start is with the upgrade to Sony’s surrent Award-winners. Called the WH-1000XM2, this over-ear design features noise-cancelling and wireless Bluetooth connectivity – and is certified hi-res


JBL BAR series is a whole new range of soundbars

JBL BAR series is a whole new range of soundbars

JBL has unveiled its most comprehensive range of soundbars to date. Called BAR, they start from just £150. That buys you BAR Studio, a 30-watt design with HDMI ARC connectivity as well as optical, USB and analogue inputs. Double your money up to £300 and BAR 2.1 can be yours. This adds a 180-watt wireless subwoofer with a

Sony’s new Google Assistant smart speaker costs £200

Sony’s new Google Assistant smart speaker costs £200

The Sony LF-S50G speaker has Google Assistant built-in, meaning you can control your smart home and supported devices by barking commands at the Sony speaker, whether you want to play music, set cooking timers or control your Philips Hue lights. Being Sony, the company has focused on audio quality as well as the smart stuff. On trend with rival omnidirectional


Sharp to release world’s first 8K TV in 2018

Sharp to release world’s first 8K TV in 2018

Big TVs are a good way to attract some attention at a trade show, and IFA is no different. Sharp is never one to shy away from a supersize-screen and this year’s effort came with an extra headline-grabbing specification: 8K resolution. Sharp is insisting its 70-inch LC-70X500 8K TV will be the first consumer-ready 8K TV to

Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones have Apple’s W1 chip and improved noise cancelling

Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones have Apple’s W1 chip and improved noise cancelling

The latest wireless noise-cancelling headphones from Beats by Dr. Dre have arrived just in time for the iPhone 8 launch… 0Share0Tweet00Share The new Beats Studio 3 Wireless feature new, proprietary Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling (Pure ANC) technology that claims to continuously monitor your listening environment in order to more efficiently block out external noise. The


This is, probably, the Galaxy Note 8

This is, probably, the Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 has just been bared in the mother of all leaks: A set of press images showing the device in several colors, from all sides. The images come from reliable leaker Evan Blass, who shared them on Twitter on Tuesday. One image shows the phone, which is slated for an Aug. 23

Apple’s iPad and Watch see a huge jump in sales

Apple’s iPad and Watch see a huge jump in sales

Yeah, yeah, Apple makes a lot of money. Yesterday’s earnings call confirmed this once again, causing a sizable jump in Apple’s stock price, but the really interesting news is that certain categories of Apple products which haven’t been doing that great again are selling much better than last year. Namely, iPad and Apple Watch. Apple sold