London, the history of a city – an annotated graphic

Today we’re presenting a straightforward graphic: charting the evolution of the city of London, from a Roman trading post in approximately AD50 to its present-day role as Europe’s largest city. No, we didn’t know that either, but this graphic is full of such fascinating nuggets, so enjoy. Having enjoyed one of its most prestigious years in living memory, inviting the world and his wife over to come and celebrate the Jubilee and the Olympics in its own back garden, London can deservedly lay back and bask in the admiration of the rest of the planet. Click on the graphic for … Continue reading London, the history of a city – an annotated graphic

Nissan’s new black cab taxi for London – an annotated graphic

With all this talk of London, the Olympics and now the Paralympic Games, our minds turn today to how all the visitors might be ferried around the capital. Black cabs are the typical road vehicle of choice for people in a hurry and with close to 20,000 licensed taxis buzzing about the winding streets of this fair city, undoubtedly with 20,000 hairy sunburned elbows leaning out of 20,000 drivers windows, it’s big business. Today’s graphic looks at Nissan’s new take on the black cab concept, with its NV200 London Taxi. Claimed to be 50 per cent more fuel efficient than … Continue reading Nissan’s new black cab taxi for London – an annotated graphic

London 2012 Paralympic games, Oscar Pistorius’ blades – an annotated graphic

Already a star of the London 2012 Olympic Games, double amputee Oscar Pistorius – aka Blade Runner – is now poised to make an even greater impression on the Paralympic Games. Today’s graphic looks at how Pistorius’ blades work and compare them to human limbs. You might also be interested in the latest edition of the E&T podcast, in which we talk to Richard Hirons, clinical specialist prosthetist at Ă–ssur UK Ltd, about his company’s involvement in the design of Pistorius’ running blades. All our podcasts are free to download. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading London 2012 Paralympic games, Oscar Pistorius’ blades – an annotated graphic

London 2012 Olympics, the total cost – an annotated graphic

So with the greatest show on earth still fresh in our minds – and we’re not just talking about the Spice Girls reunion – we thought folk might like to see this infographic about how much of a financial success the London 2012 Olympic Games is estimated to have been. Jessie J might have urged us to forget about the pricetag, and how it ain’t about the money money money, but for the record it looks like a tidy profit of five billion quid or thereabouts, deducting total costs against total revenue. Ker-ching for Team GB as it takes another … Continue reading London 2012 Olympics, the total cost – an annotated graphic

London Olympics 2012, Usain Bolt’s sprint records – an annotated graphic

Usain Bolt: he one nippy fella. The first athlete to retain the Olympic 100m and 200m titles. Richard Branson is going to have to up Bolt’s appearance fees for those Virgin Media ads now. Today’s infographic salutes Bolt’s Billy Whizz-like achievements, detailing his medal haul en route to double gold in the 2012 Olympics. Zoom! Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading London Olympics 2012, Usain Bolt’s sprint records – an annotated graphic

London 2012 Olympics atheletes expelled from Games – an annotated graphic

Naturally, we’re positively cock-a-hoop about the success of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics. We’re also magnanimous enough to acknowledge and celebrate the triumphant achievements of all the athletes competing in the Games, whatever their race, creed, colour or national affiliation. However, there are inevitably some athletes who have lost sight of the spirit of the Games. With this in mind, we share this graphic today that documents those atheletes that compromised their own Olympic dreams by consuming known banned substances to enhance their performance, who insulted other athletes via social media channels (so very 2012, dahling!), who just … Continue reading London 2012 Olympics atheletes expelled from Games – an annotated graphic