500-year-old shipwreck could be Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria – an annotated infographic

Avast ye scurvy landlubbers! Our timbers were well and truly shivered earlier this week by the announcement that a shipwreck discovered off the north coast of Haiti could be that of the Santa Maria, the very ship Christopher Columbus sailed for his first expedition to find the New World. The wreck is the right length. Stones used as ballast match the Spanish quarry known to have supplied Columbus’ other ships. A cannon found onboard is of 15th century-design. It’s looking good for Coumbus fans. Ancient shipwrecks are exciting discoveries. Like dinosaur bones, they make history come alive and tell a … Continue reading 500-year-old shipwreck could be Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria – an annotated infographic

Hot news! E&T news weekly #2 – we choose our favourite stories from the week

E&T staff select their picks of the week from our daily news coverage – the best stories, industry developments, company announcements, new product releases, future predictions and past reflections. Friday May 16 2014 Pocket-GP app promises to cut healthcare costs Babylon Health, the new NHS-approved smartphone app, is like having a GP in your pocket. The app has been designed to enable users to monitor their own health, arrange visits from nurses and seek professional advice from GPs through video consultations. As the NHS moves towards 21st century technology, the app could find itself integrated into the healthcare system in the … Continue reading Hot news! E&T news weekly #2 – we choose our favourite stories from the week