Antarctic aurora
Originally uploaded by BrynJ.

  1. The International Polar Year is a large scientific programme focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009, involving scientists from more than 60 nations. It’s 4th programme, following those in 1882-3, 1932-3, and 1957-8. It’s very timely.
  2. About 150 lakes have been discovered under the frozen Antarctic surface. Understanding the interaction of lakes and ice is crucial to forecasting the impacts of climate change.
  3. 181 things to do on the Moon by Nasa. Space quidditch is cool.
  4. Swivel pick a name for the sprint from interesting events of birthdays of the day the sprting ends in Wikipedia. Nice idea.
  5. Steganography, which means “covered, or hidden writing” in Greek, can be embedded as part of the normal printing process. A camera is perfectly sensitive to the yellow hue but the human eye doesn’t see it very well.
  6. Tony Blair e-mailed 1.8m people about his transport policy in response to the overwhelming e-petition, which might cost only £6,000 while it would have cost £427,378.17p by post. Why didn’t the PM just put his reply on the website?
  7. New “Adam Smith” £20 banknote will be issued on 13 March. A nice virtual tour of security and design features of the notes currently in general circulation.
  8. Find your family facts
  9. 2 short environmental films by Leonardo DiCaprio, global warning and water planet.
  10. A few Firefox mouse shortcuts, e.g. middle-click on link to open in new tab.