Auē a Tau Kē Tēnei Wiki

Worries and Winners of the Week (again!). You may remember I wanted to name this segment of my website in Māori in recognition that I’m a proud New Zealander. I came up with some words a few weeks ago, but wanted to check that I’d got it right before I used them. So I e-mailed a cousin who speaks Māori fluently and often, including for his job. A couple of weeks ago we finally caught up in the... read more

An Update from Rosetta

We have another great video via Amy Carparelli (@AmyAmylou1993) about the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission. It explains three of the things we’ve learnt from the mission so far, and three questions that have arisen from what has been learnt. There’s more information about the mission in Nature. As the video points out, Rosetta is going to be crash-landed on comet 67P at the end of... read more

Why Would DAESH Attack Paris?

Vox produced this video a few hours ago, explaining the reasons why DAESH would attack Paris. I agree with their reasoning so here it is:   Share... read more

Auē Tēnei Wiki: Paris, France

What else? France has experienced their 9/11. The Friday 13th myth originated in France, and DAESH has made it a reality. I was happily supermarket shopping on a beautiful sunny morning when the first of seven suicide bombers detonated his vest yesterday morning New Zealand time. I didn’t know what had happened until several hours later when I sat down to eat my lunch. I turned on the TV expecting... read more

Tau Kē Tēnei Wiki: Cambridge University Engineering Photo Competition

These are the winning photos from Cambridge University’s 2015 Engineering photo competition. The annual competition is sponsored by Zeiss and always has many beautiful images. This year’s winner, by Rachel Garsed, is called Shot in the Dark. It’s of a bullet hole pattern in liquid crystal. Second prize went to Andrew Payne for his image of a titanium “comet,” which he called... read more

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