Astronaut vs sailor – who’s better connected? – an annotated infographic

  A nice Friday afternoon infographic supplied by our friends at Media works and Global Navigation Solutions, illustrating the connectivity woes of sailors at sea. All you land-lovers should feel thankful you are never far from a reliable WiFi signal, some people aren’t so lucky. Using findings from the 2015 Crew Connectivity Survey and information from NASA and The Atlantic, the piece details just how well connected sailors are – the answer being a resounding ‘not very’. Continue reading Astronaut vs sailor – who’s better connected? – an annotated infographic

E&T news weekly #95 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

Friday 20 May 2016  Jade Fell, assistant features editor Twitter’s 140-character limit to exclude photos and links I can’t help but feel a little sceptical about this, seeing as how I commented on a very similar Twitter story back when I first started working for E&T several months ago. I was so full of hope that I could utilise the full force of the oh-so-pathetic 140-character Twitter ration without having to worry about my excellent photos snatching away my precious rant space. Have you any idea how many incredibly important Tweets have been cut short by this ridiculous limit? Too … Continue reading E&T news weekly #95 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week