What is Computer Code?
From lifts to cars to airliners to smartphones, modern civilisation is powered by software, the digital instructions that allow computers, and the devices they control, to perform calculations and respond to their surroundings. Bute … “What is Computer Code?”
How Do Bees Communicate ? – And How we can use this for Internet Webservers
Examining how Bees work and interact reveals a highly organised and efficient ‘machine’. They appear to co-operate, communicate and work together as a unit with one purpose. But given that Bees don’t seem to communicate verbally, how do they do it?
Are We in a Digital Information Dark Age Right Now ?
We are living in an age when the amount of data being collected every minute from the daily lives of those on the planet has never been greater. Information is literally is at our fingertips. So how could we be in a ‘Digital Information Dark Age’ ?
To Surf and Serve
Have you ever had a hankering to be involved with some of today’s latest cutting edge scientific projects. Maybe rub shoulder with the teams searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, or join the hunt for very large prime numbers or test algorithms for predicting the three-dimensional shape of protein molecules from their linear formula?
Who Runs the Internet ?
Contrary to ‘popular’ belief the internet is not run by the a secretive group of ‘internet elders’, nor is is contained in a little black box with a flashing red light. Who runs the internet is a pretty big question, and one that we can help clarify with a handy info-graphic in this article.
Great British Inventions
The British have always been an innovative and inventive nation. Just how inventive may surprise you. In this article we look at just four of the inventions that Britons have made without which, life today would be very different indeed : The Electronic Computer; The ATM; The Web and Television
Learning to Let Go – Self Organising Systems
We like to think that things that work well come about through good organisation, rigorous planning and strong front led management. But is this really true ? If we look at nature there’s some excellent examples of self-organising systems that “just seem to work”. Can we learn from this and learn to “let go” ?
How does the Open Source model work ?
On the face of it, in a capitalist society where you only work for financial and personal reward where the profit margin is everything, the open source model shouldn’t work. So what is it and how does it work?
Google is often taken for granted .. you type in a phrase, you get instant intellisense help, you hit “search” and seconds later you get hundreds of thousands of results. The speed when you think about it is mind boggling.
How does a computer CPU work ?
Computers are a part of everyday life. At it’s core is the CPU. But what is it and how does it work?
How Does Google Work?
Ever wondered how Google works? How it finds those results so quickly ?
Here’s an info graphic that goes someway to explaining it …