Friday, 29 May 2009

How fast is your broadband?

You might well have seen reports in the news over the past couple of days about the speed - or lack of - of broadband in various parts of the country. This "heatmap" shows broadband speeds across the UK... Is there a pattern to it?? Surprises?

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Honduras earthquake

Four people were killed and tsunami warnings were issued this morning when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras.

More from the BBC, including some reader accounts, here.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Cycling the Americas

I posted the other day about Mark Beaumont's new adventure, and you can find links to his blog and Twitter feed there.

Some more good news though is that Mark's former Geography teacher, Val Vannet, will be writing a parallel blog, looking at the geography of the places Mark visits on his journey from Anchorage to Ushuaia. You can follow the blog here and if you missed the blog that Val wrote as Mark cycled around the world then you can catch up with that one here.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Climate Change Competition...

Care about climate change? Fancy a trip to Copenhagen? Then watch this video and enter the competition!! Come and see me if you want more details or help with your entry...

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Is it raining?

Miserable weather here all weekend, and elsewhere in the UK too, according to Twitter. So, as a little experiments/investigation, I set up a wiki map which can be edited by anyone - add a marker with details of what the weather is like where you are...

Oh, and if you haven't already seen it, check out the brilliant Is it going to rain? which I discovered a while back but had forgotten about until it appeared in the latest GA Magazine...

Saturday, 16 May 2009

J'aime la Tour

Thanks to my sister for this video... Brilliant!

The Man Who Cycled The World...

Those of you who enjoyed following Mark Beaumont's progress as he cycled the world will be pleased to hear that his book, The Man Who Cycled The World, is out now...

And... even more exciting is that Mark is about to embark on his next adventure - on 27th May, Mark will set off from Anchorage in Alaska - on his way to Ushuaia, 15000 miles away in southern Argentina.

The BBC will be filming Mark's journey for a documentary series, The Man Who Cycled The Americas, and you can follow Mark's progress here.

Editing to add a link to an interview with Mark for The Scotsman.

If the Earth were a sandwich...

Have you ever wondered where you would end up if you dug a hole all the way through the earth?? Some of you will have seen Holey Moley before, but this new Google Maps mashup is a more recent discovery (yes... via Twitter!) and is fab...

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Swine Flu

Nice BrainPop video explaining swine flu...