Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Unknown Pleasures

Thank you to everyone who voted for Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s discovery of pulsars in the Great British Innovation vote. She came #4. Amazing! Several weeks ago Roger Highfield from the London Science Museum got in touch with me to ask if I’d like to take part in the Great British Innovation vote. He sent me […]

Geek Christmas Present Ideas 2011

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Last night, I did a quick Christmas list on Twitter made up of a few really cool things I’ve found over the past month or so. I decided to post them up here so it’s easier for people to find them. 1. Brown Dog Gadget Kits These are supercute, relatively simple (some soldering) DIY electronics […]

Soft Circuit

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I’m starting to explore the world of soft circuits – the fusion of electronics and fabrics. The other day I got a Lilypad Protosnap development board. The Lilypad Arduino is a microcontroller designed to be sewn into clothing. I’d seen quite a few things done with the Lilypad Arduino before, but as I don’t have […]

Ada Lovelace Day

My Ada Lovelace Day post is going to take a slightly different course than perhaps originally intended. I signed the Ada Lovelace Day Pledge- started by Suw Charman- ages ago. It says: “I will publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire but only if 1,000 other […]

SciFoo Photos

I was looking for a photo of me on Flickr and stumbled across these pics of Brian and me at SciFoo. Brian Me Brian Me

The Great Schlep

Oh. How I love Sarah Silverman. (there’s swearing in this so don’t turn up loud at work) The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo. “The Great Schlep aims to have Jewish grandchildren visit their grandparents in Florida, educate them about Obama, and therefore swing the crucial Florida vote in his favour. Don’t have […]

Professor Brian Cox on Newsnight

There have been many times over the years when I’ve been extremely proud of my lovely husband. His appearance on Newsnight the other night is right at the bloody top of the list. Delight with me in the massive smackdown he gives to Sir David King who, believe it or not, is the President of […]

Professor Brian Cox on Newsnight

There have been many times over the years when I’ve been extremely proud of my lovely husband. His appearance on Newsnight the other night is right at the bloody top of the list. Delight with me in the massive smackdown he gives to Sir David King who, believe it or not, is the President of […]

More Brian Cox On Horizon

The director of Horizon, Paul Olding, has put up more behind-the-scenes clips from the new one on Time. Why should we want to understand Time? How the minus sign protects the past from the future. On Life in the Universe. Loads more here.

More Brian Cox On Horizon

The director of Horizon, Paul Olding, has put up more behind-the-scenes clips from the new one on Time. Why should we want to understand Time? How the minus sign protects the past from the future. On Life in the Universe. Loads more here.

Sarah Palin Vetted?

During the Republican primaries I was thinking “You know, if McCain wins the nomination and ends up winning the election, it’ll be OK. He’s not completely batshit insane, certainly compared to the Bush White House. So if it happens, I’ll be OK with it.” I was always going to vote Democrat, of course, but wasn’t […]

Brian Cox Time Mayan 2012

Some more videos from behind-the-scenes on Brian’s new Horizon on Time are up on YouTube. The documentary explores the idea of Time – what we think it is, what it isn’t and asks ‘does it exist at all?’ He talks to all kinds of people from the Director of the US Naval Observatory which keeps […]

End.>Vacuum

On the 23rd of August at UCLA Royce Hall, Brian is taking part in the orchestral symphony by Mike Einziger: “Simply stated, end vacuum is a jagged collection of orchestral music Michael Einziger has been writing for the past year. A horrendously turbulent, and at times serene, aural interpretation of complex patterns and geometric shapes […]

End.>Vacuum

On the 23rd of August at UCLA Royce Hall, Brian is taking part in the orchestral symphony by Mike Einziger: “Simply stated, end vacuum is a jagged collection of orchestral music Michael Einziger has been writing for the past year. A horrendously turbulent, and at times serene, aural interpretation of complex patterns and geometric shapes […]

YAY! CONGRATULATIONS, PHIL!!!

Wow! I only just read that Phil Plait is the new President of the James Randi Educational Foundation!!! Yayayayay! That is sooo massively cool. I know Phil, you know, he’s like my friend and everything. I know the President of JREF. I totally do.

Blinded Me With

Brian and I are off to SciFoo this coming weekend. I’m so excited. We were invited last year, as well. In the end, Brian went on his own and I stayed in London cos I was working on the Daywatch theatrical release and the Sunshine and 28 Weeks Later DVD releases and, well, I was […]