A numbers game

Architect Don Bunting examines the facts and figures underlying the current debate on climate change. The UN graph (right)...

Things I just don’t get

I just don’t get Facebook. I know it has more than 1.5 billion worldwide users on a monthly basis, but I don’t see its...

Risky business

At this year’s England/New Zealand one-day cricket match in Auckland a man dressed as a rabbit was ejected from the ground for encouraging spectators...

Never happened

With scientific and social change occurring at an ever increasing rate, it’s surprising what technology has failed to produce — and what has never...

Delivering BIM

It’s been said that a good idea is one that can be encapsulated in 10 words or less. The challenge of delivering Building Information...

Connections

I recently read the biography of Steve Wozniak — titled somewhat coyly iWoz. A self-proclaimed genius — he was quick to tell us that his...

Word power

Over the past three years I have spent a few hours each week during term time helping Year 9 secondary school students appreciate the...

False memory

  We are aware that memories fade as time goes by. And recent research has shown that a more significant issue is that people, particularly in...

Plan to fail

In this case it probably doesn’t matter too much as it’s only sport. Although legendary ex-Liverpool manager Bill Shankly once said that football isn’t...

Star quality

According to the media, today almost anyone can be a star. Appear in a daily soap opera; instant stardom. Read out the weather on...