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Coffee on the Bus on Coffee

Coffee on the Bus on Coffee

Simon-on-the-River is rather hoping London buses will soon smell better than Bromley Council’s old-chip-fat powered vans. Being in the north, we had not heard of this quirky habit. Perhaps the news is stale as yesterday’s chips left in the box on the counter overnight.

Accounting by the Rules of Thoth

Accounting by the Rules of Thoth

The Egyptians worshipped a deity called Thoth. He gave them literacy, and was the scribe of the underworld. The art of writing emerged at this time. If we could get our minds around the cuneiform language, all might become clear.

France to Compensate for Paris Smog?

France to Compensate for Paris Smog?

The case involving Clothilde Nonnez may have significant implications for government efforts to reduce air pollution. La Monde has facebooked that the 56-year-old Parisian yoga teacher is suing the French state for her deteriorating health. Intriguingly, her lawyer François Lafforgue says 48,000 French citizens die every year from air pollution.

Ships with Digital Captains Soon

Ships with Digital Captains Soon

Japanese shipbuilders have announced plans for self-navigating cargo ships. This comes hot on the heels of driverless cars, and thoughts of Dreamliners without pilot hands. Nikkei Asian Review expects the automated vessels will be sailing across the oceans by 2025, thereby “dramatically reducing accidents at sea.”

A Dreamliner without Human Hands

A Dreamliner without Human Hands

Auger cannot quite get our minds about pilotless flying, even though aircraft have been doing auto landings for ages. Auto take-offs seem rare, although BAE has developed a self-flying pilotless plane that does the job.