Applying Graph Theoretical Techniques to Extract the Genotypical Signature for the Process of Making Tea

Visualising Geolocated Social Media

Aggregation and analysis of collective social actions has only become possible in recent years but has already been exploited by a number of researchers to identify patterns in human behaviour within downloaded databases of social activity. Cranshaw et al. (2012) identified that people’s activity patterns could be analysed in…

SpaceX Lands First Stage Rocket at Sea

I've spoken before on this blog about SpaceX and the modern space race, well, this week SpaceX finally landed the first stage booster of their Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea. The video below gives a great overview of the achievement and what it means for the…

Crossrail Train Design

Crossrail has unveiled the design for the trains to run on the Crossrail network when it's completed in 2017. They will be built by Bombardier in Derby to ensuring jobs are created within the UK. The carriage design draws many of its ideas from the recent Circle and Metropolitan line…

Space Syntax

The aim of space syntax – an avenue of research into the relationship between human societies and spatial layout (Bafna, 2003) which has been explored since the late 70s – is to describe the configuration of inhabited spaces including buildings and settlements. A number of syntactical descriptions have been used such as…

Analysis of Property Development

To complement the residential masterplan I'm currently developing in Norfolk I have been looking into the nature of current developments. One aspect of this has been analysing the breakdown of dwelling types within residential masterplans. The tables below show the dwelling type breakdown for 11 recent planning applications in Norfolk.…

Running

Despite never really running before I chose to sign up for the Great North Run this September and so in February I began running three or four times a week to build up my mileage to complete the half marathon in seven months time. Unexpectedly it has become one of…

Junior Doctors Strike

I typically avoid political articles within this blog as they tend to be contentious issues but the Junior Doctors Strike is a cause I strongly believe in and it would be remiss not to mention it. PatientSource (2016) The conservative party plan - using Jeremy Hunt as a scapegoat -…

The Academic Paywall

There has been a recent discussion in the media recently about the commercialisation of academic work. Typically academic papers cost around $30 each to download, most students are able to avoid this as their institutions subscribe to the large academic publishers are thus the costs are paid through their tuition.…

Graffiti on the West Bank and Gaza Strip

"The intifada continues... -Hamas." On the left, a splash of paint blackens out previous graffiti. (Peteet, 1996) Graffiti became an essential tool of the Palestinian people in their resistance against the Israeli occupation and repression. Because of Israeli censorship and the absence of traditional media graffiti became the tool of…