UK Space Agency’s digital goof: Plans Asteroid avoidance using Yorkshire Fencing Company!?

September 21, 2010

It’s been in the news UK now has its very own Space Agency.It’s a serious business and cost 40 million pounds to set up and has 230 million in funds. So how will they prevent disaster and stop asteroids (or NEO’s)? Turns out a small Yorkshire fencing company is the solution (although they probably have no idea about it yet).

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http://www.ukspaceagency.bis.gov.uk/Discovering-Space/Our-Solar-System/8037.aspx

The UK Space Agency links directly to the SPACEGUARD CENTRE that will save us all if there is a problem. (original page here).

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Welcome to Spaceguard, protector of the earth and asteroid attacks. Yep, they sell fences in Yorkshire…

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Obviously this is a mistake. Rather an amusing one though…
We think they probably meant to send people to this site http://www.spaceguarduk.com/ not this one http://www.spaceguard.co.uk/

Conclusion:
Digital Marketing Lesson #276: Always check your Hyperlinks 🙂


Nature blows away Art. Again.

September 15, 2009

Recently had the pleasure of driving through Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. On the way to the well known Old Faithful checked out the much lesser known Fountain Paint Pots. Amazing.

Picture several hissing, steaming, bubbling, sploshing pockets of earth spread over an area the size of a football field. Each one unique. Some with spouting geysers, some with goopy grey mud.

Personal favourite: the Celestine Pool which is every bit as colourful as this pic nabbed off Flickr if not more so…

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That’s a deep pool filled with very hot crystal clear water. The colours are intense and alien.

Why is there so much geo thermal activity in Yellowstone? Because nearly the entire park sits in a caldera. The earth’s magma rises near the surface which creates steam which powers the geysers. Or something like that.

If you’re into doomsday scenarios you can read about how one day the entire park might turn into a super volcano which could potentially have an extinction level effect.

And it could happen tomorrow. 😐

For now, enjoy the pictures…

@iclazie


Where Are All the Fish?

June 5, 2009

In the past 50 years, per capita fish consumption has almost doubled, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. They measure (i guess in a round-a-bout way) how many of each species is caught each year.

Good Magazine has produced this awesome (looking) chart to represent the depleting numbers of our most mouth watering sea dwellers.

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Unfortunately though, a pretty graph isn’t necessarily an accurate one. The article on Good Magazine has sparked some rather fierce debate as to not only the data charts accuracy but whether the info should be displayed like that at all!

Read through the comments at the source to learn more… i don’t know… something smells… off.

The article at Good Magazine


Google mapping Victorian Bushfires

February 9, 2009

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Official emergency service sites in Victoria were suffering under huge amounts of traffic over the weekend due to the horrific bushfires. If you need information on the fires or want to check on locations you should use the site that Google have set up to track the fires.

Keep traffic clear of the sites that are urgently needed by people in the area affected.

DONATE TO THE RED CROSS BUSHFIRE APPEAL

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected. Stay safe.