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Science Uncovered 08 Article: 10 Ways to Make a City Sustainable This eight-page feature looked at 10 technologies in place at Abu Dhabi’s innovative Masdar City – a sort of bankrolled experiment in sustainable living laid out in a grid structure in the middle of the desert. It has its own 22-hectare solar farm and is projected to be home to 40,000 residents and 1,500 businesses employing up to 50,000 people. Fingers crossed it hits […]

Science Uncovered 06 Article: Brain Mapping For the sixth special of SU I wrote an article about the modern uses of brain mapping techniques such as Positron Emission Topography (PET). For this particular piece I had the good fortune to speak to Professor David Nutt and Dr Robin Carhart-Harris to find out how technologies such as fMRI and MEG were allowing them to look inside the human brain and reveal the neural correlates of consciousness. […]

Tour de France: Official Programme 2014 Editorial Management I was the editorial manager for the official programme of Le Tour. It was a particularly challenging assignment – I was alone in the office, the entire contributing team was working remotely, and there was a two-week window before press deadline. Not only did I have to co-ordinate editorial, the programme came as a boxed pack that included a booklet, DVD, A2 map and poster, all of […]

Science Uncovered 05 Articles: Deciphering Linear B / The White Horse Two of my articles appeared in the sixth Science Uncovered special that went on sale in May of 2014. The first was an in-depth look at the mystery that surrounded Crete’s ancient Linear B syllabic script in the twentieth century. The second article was a short look at origins of the Uffington Horse etched into the Oxfordshire hillside.  

Science Uncovered: Special Report Feature: How Aircraft Go Missing Science Uncovered asked me to write this article shortly after the first Malaysian airlines tragedy of 2014, since so many people were asking questions as to how a modern airbus could simply vanish in this day and age. It looked at the technology behind radar systems (which is actually pretty old) and asks how similar tragedies might be avoided in the future.