Climate Change as a game of Tetris

TED has come up with a good explanation of Climate Change using the game Tetris as an analogy for carbon “blocks” building up in the atmosphere.  At 2:48 minutes it won’t take much time to watch and is a good primer for those who want a quick explanation of this critical issue.  More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math- Rolling Stone

In July 2012 Bill McKibben wrote an article in Rolling Stone magazine about Global Warming describing the terrifying math that should concern us all. First, he wrote about 2 degrees celsius.  This is the politically More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Age Reduction FX from foton – amazing to watch

History Future Now is as fascinated with the future as with the past.  Sometimes we see something astounding: this is footage from a company called Foton Inc, which can “Photoshop” moving images.  Photoshopping More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Will robots take over the world?

History Future Now frequently writes about automation, in the form of computerisation and robotics, and its increasing impact on the job market.  I have made a comparison to the industrial revolution (see article More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, September 24th, 2012
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Day 1-7: UK’s Longest Bike Ride. All the videos

For the cyclists who are arriving tonight back from John O’Groats here is a list of all of the videos of the bike ride in one place – at least days 1-7.  Days 8-10 will be done over the next few days More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, September 21st, 2012
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European Union Break Up

Very funny, very clever 8 minute short about the relationship between Germany, Greece, Spain and the UK. In place of countries are a Greek man and German woman having a domestic argument about money.  Very worthwhile More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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Day 7: UK’s Longest Bike Ride 113 miles, 3 days to go!

Day 7 was tough.  It rained all day for 113 miles straight.  Originally they had a scenic route planned to go from Gretna Green to Stirling but the weather was so terrible that they took a more direct route along More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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Day 6: UK’s Longest Bike Ride

107 miles covered, heading north from Preston, passing between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District to Gretna Green, where I hope that my wife has not eloped with one of the dozen fit cyclists More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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History, Future. Now. Podcasts are now available

History, Future. Now. has started a series of podcasts, highlighting the most popular articles that have been commented on over the past few weeks. This is a great way to help put current events into a historical More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
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Day 5: UK’s Longest Bike Ride 115 miles

Day 5 appears to have been a real slog for the riders.  Not only did the route go through one of the more boring parts of the country, with suburban dwellings merging with other suburban dwellings for over 115 More...