I continue to update Colordinates from time to time as part of my side project learning to improve my knowledge and coding.
My first web app and a good opportunity to learn something new and apply it in a new situation. One area I am always keen to improve is accessibility(abbreviated A11Y).
Read about my continued accessibility updates to the Colordinates app, over on my portfolio site: Colordinates App A11Y | paulfosterdesign.co.uk
New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a figure the scientists describe as “mind-blowing”.
via Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis | Environment | The Guardian
This is the kind of geoengineering, if any, I would be comfortable with. It seems achievable too, and for a reasonably affordable amount of money.
There are some, however, who believe that these dirty monoliths of the oil age can instead be rehabilitated – they want to transform them into sources of clean, renewable energy. Engineers believe it is possible to use the vast hull of oil tankers to create floating power stations that can convert the ocean swell into electricity. This is the ambitious plan to create the world’s first “waveships”.
via BBC – Future – How to rehabilitate old oil supertankers
Really interesting article about the future repurposing of oil tankers as mobile power stations which could act as large battery banks to plug into shore, desalinate water, liquify gasses or even function as factories mid voyage.
Ikea has released a free font called Soffa Sans, inspired by all the memes born from its online ‘Design your own sofa’ planner.
via Ikea releases free ‘Soffa Sans’ font made of couches – The Verge
Ives recent absences in Apples iconic product videos were notable, and there were rumours he was taking a more hands-off role. Presumably after the Apple Watch, which was supposedly the last thing he worked on with Jobs and after the completion of the new Apple Park he feels he can move on.
I wondered when Marc Newson joined Apple, if he would be shadowing Ive with an eventual swap in to replace him. My next guess was that they might have an eventual disagreement and one would leave. I never considered that they might leave together and start their own thing. I am excited by the prospect though.
Ive must have more than enough money to spend for the rest of this life. I don’t begrudge him leaving to do his own thing at all.
My concern is, what will happen in future to Apples products? The next products will already be in the pipeline, so it will be some time before Ives departure becomes apparent, if at all. I hope that products won’t be taking a back seat in future.
It is still a little sad that Apple seem to be heading to a services based company. Its exciting waiting for that, ‘One More Thing’.
Solitary bees don’t produce honey or wax, they don’t live in hives and they don’t swarm. Solitary bees come in all shapes and sizes and it’s time we got to know them.
www.solitarybeeweek.com, July 1–7
Love the rear covered wheels – looks like a Citroen C4 and a VW XL1 had a baby.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing, a dedicated team at NASA that includes software engineer and historian Ben Feist spent the better part of the last two years recreating the iconic Apollo 11 mission as it happened in real time in 1969. The incredible result, aptly entitled Apollo 11 in…
via An Incredible Real Time Recreation of the Iconic 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Mission Using Historical Flight Data — Laughing Squid
The UK already has a 2050 target – to reduce emissions by 80%. That was agreed by MPs under the Climate Change Act in 2008, but will now be amended to the new, much tougher, goal.
The actual terminology used by the government is “net zero” greenhouse gases by 2050.
via Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target – BBC News
We want to map the resources available for wildlife in gardens up and down the country, and find out which wild visitors they attract.
via BBC Two – Springwatch – Gardenwatch – Our biggest citizen science project yet…