The global switch to LED lighting – a handy infographic from Honeywell

The boffins at Honeywell Electrical Devices & Systems have called for a worldwide switch to LED lighting, claiming that organisations across the globe have a responsibility to seriously consider energy-efficient lighting in the drive to save energy. To shore up their argument, they’ve produced this neat infographic, the facts of which appear hard to argue with. They’ve also put together a nifty online tool for calculating the energy savings between fluorescent and LED tubes: access it at http://led.honeywell.com There’s also this much bigger infographic detailing much the same information. It’s a whopper, but we include it here anyway for the … Continue reading The global switch to LED lighting – a handy infographic from Honeywell

London 2012 Olympics – the unofficial Czech team mascot!

A little Olympics fun today, as we share this image of workers checking the hydraulic arms of a London bus that has been transformed into a robotic sculpture by Czech artist David Cerny. The bus, which Cerny hopes could become an unofficial mascot of the London 2012 Olympic Games, does push-ups with the help of an engine powering a pair of robotic arms. The bus’ exertions are accompanied by a recording of sounds evoking tough physical effort. The bus will be parked outside the Czech Olympic headquarters in London for the duration of the Games. If you happen to see … Continue reading London 2012 Olympics – the unofficial Czech team mascot!

London 2012 Olympics, pole vault technique – an annotated graphic

We’re back riding round on the Olympics horse again today, with a look at the wacky world of pole vaulting – one of those Olympic sports that has precious little application outside of the Olympic arena. Running, shooting, throwing things – these all come in handy and we can readily see a human use for them, even if the last time London experienced such public spectacles en masse was during the riots of 2011. Anyhoo, take a look at the art of pole vaulting and add the Olympic dates to your diary. This also seems to be an opportune moment … Continue reading London 2012 Olympics, pole vault technique – an annotated graphic

Costa Concordia disaster impact on the cruise industry – an annotated graphic

Casting a look back at the repercussions (ripples?) of the Costa Concordia disaster earlier this year, when the cruise ship sank off the coast of Tuscany, this infographic considers the impact this may have on the cruise ship industry. With 16 million people embarking on pleasure cruises last year, it’s clearly big business. Click on the graphic for an expanded view.   Continue reading Costa Concordia disaster impact on the cruise industry – an annotated graphic

Olympic venue list for London and across the UK #Olympics #London2012

As the opening ceremony for the London Olympics inches ever closer with each passing day, so we continue to share our Olympics-related infographics. Today we’re keeping it simple with a look at the UK venues being readied for use in the Olympics, in London as well as all across this sceptred isle, this earth of majesty – even Coventry! Click on the graphic for an expanded view.   Continue reading Olympic venue list for London and across the UK #Olympics #London2012

London as an Olympic city – an annotated graphic #Olympics #London2012

Continuing our graphical celebration of the Olympics, today we look at the history of London as a three-time Olympic host city, detailing the London Olympics of 1908 (ooh, we remember it well), 1948 and 2012. Bone up on fascinating Olympic factoids, like how many participating countries there were (nearly 10 times the amount this year as in 1908), number of athletes, stadium facts (whither White City Stadium now?) and the cost. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading London as an Olympic city – an annotated graphic #Olympics #London2012

London Olympics 2012 – main stadium, animated infographic

On the E&T home page right now, we have a selection of interactive graphics about the forthcoming Olympics shenanigans. Yesterday, we made mention of the spiffy graphic for Anish Kapoor’s Arcelor-Mittal Orbit sculpture. Today, we lift the roof – literally! – on the facts behind London’s Olympic stadium with another snazzy animation. Plenty more to come along these lines, so stay tuned, Olympics watchers. Continue reading London Olympics 2012 – main stadium, animated infographic