Space Crash, No Bumper Bash

Failures in the aerospace industry are usually spectacular, if not tragic and last weeks historic collision between two intact satellites, previous collisions have involved only a single satellite a much smaller pieces of space junk to my knowledge. On Tuesday (10 Feb 2009)  the operational US Iridium 33 and defunct Russian Cosmos 2251 communications satellites…


Sharks: Nature’s Cutting Edge Technology

These are just a couple of my new friends that I met whilst doing my annual shark dive in Sodwana over the weekend.       They are not the best pictures due to the low visibility as there was high currents running through the dive site but they still give you an idea of how…


Banks in the eye of the beholder

or should the title to this off topic post read “beware of the graphics trap”. Earlier in the week a post over at ftalphaville.ft.com go my attention with it graphical comparison of the market capitalization of a broad range of banks in the US market between Q2 2007 and now (well the 21st January). The…