Technology & the elusive next BIG thing

Looking back about 10 to 15 years it's easy to see that technology has taken a great leap forward and the big companies of the world are looking for the next big thing that going to give them the kudos they need - along with keeping their shareholders happy that things are going to keep... Continue Reading →

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What happened to Bitstrips???

What has happened to Bitstrips? It's gone! I went to my tablet the other day looking to make some new strips to add to my little collection. To my dismay I find that it has gone! I'm really annoyed by this, there will be no new cartoons of my head exploding or rushing home form... Continue Reading →

Why I love Android and loathe Apple

    This is always a heated subject, with people firmly on each side of the divide. So, I'm just going to throw in my two pence worth... I was reading an article recently which summed up the difference between Apple and Android perfectly. Apple users are iSheep with the Fandroids making up the opposition.... Continue Reading →

ESA – Week In Images

This weeks images from ESA are looking into the heart of the most distant galaxies, electrical storms on Jupiter and an image of mount St Helens among others. Click on the link for the full article via Week In Images / Highlights / ESA Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on images or material

ESA’s Week In Images

  As usual ESA has dropped a nice email of images into my inbox - sharing them with you all is always a treat! This week sees a new image from Rosetta, Tim Peake back on Earth and some floating piers.   via Week In Images / Highlights / ESA Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on... Continue Reading →

Shadow Below – NASA

via Shadow Below | NASA We've not had a good bit of Saturn news for a while - so I had to share this when I saw it. Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on images or material - Credit: NASA

ESA – Week In Images

This weeks images from ESA are pretty amazing - among them are images from Earth from the ISS, approaching Mars and a new star. I've put some of them below, but click on the link to get a better look.   via Week In Images / Highlights / ESA Simon 🙂

ISS: Air and Space Science

The ISS is a big floating laboratory in space, helping us to find out things that help is physics, biology and every other branch of science in between. They also have a good place to see what's happening here on Earth. This Tumblr post from NASA show us some of the work they're doing. No... Continue Reading →

Technology – Chromecast

Back in 2013 I heard about a device from Google that was totally unexpected and changed the way we stream online TV and entertainment. The device was the Chromecast and it's a dongle type device that plugs into the back of the HDMI socket of your TV, from this you can control what you watch... Continue Reading →

Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

Here we are again - the end of yet another week, so it's roundup time! Before we get to the posts have a look at my blog sites Planet Simon and Universe of Possibility apart from the addition of more posts, I've been working on the layout of my sites. More on Universe of Possibility, but it needed some... Continue Reading →

Technology – Shark Watch

Technology is all around us, we can't avoid it in this day and age. These are my thoughts on the technology I see and use.   This isn't about the latest and greatest smart watch - I hate smart watches. I can't see the point of them. In fact they're dumb watched because most of... Continue Reading →

Mars Ancient Mega Tsunami’s

Tha Martian landscape, which scientists believe was scarred by giant waves (NASA/PA) Over recent years we've become increasingly aware of natural disasters which can affect us well over and above normal disasters. Super Volcanoes is one and Mega Tsunami's are another. But recent findings on Mars suggest that asteroids impacts on Mars may have created... Continue Reading →

ESA – A Week in Images

It's a great thing getting the weekly email with the best of the images from ESA. This is a selection of what was in this weeks link a picture of Prague from a small probe monitoring Vegetation, an image of New York taken from Space, storms on Saturn and a close up picture of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko... Continue Reading →

The Dew Drop of Saturn

  There's nothing really techncial to say about this one - but the tiny white spec at the bottom is Encalaedus. A moon of Saturn about 500km across. This show specacularly the vast scale and beauty of the Saturn system. It's also incredible to know that Encalaedus was discovered in the late 1700's by William... Continue Reading →

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