Revenge of the Bollards

Is it a design fault, or is there some malice afoot in the Bollards War? The UK city of Manchester has introduced something called ‘retractable bollards’ (non UK folk may call them posts) that sink into the ground when an approved vehicle approaches. (Sensors trigger the bollard’s retraction.) Great idea, right, since it means that buses …

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More Newsmaps Via Auntie Beeb

A rather cool, and different, spin on the “newsmap” concept, from a guy called Fraser Nevett in Edinburgh: the BBC Programme Similarity Visualiser: The selected programme is shown in the centre of the screen, coloured red. Similar programmes are positioned in concentric circles around the selected programme. The closer to the centre, the more similar …

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