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Real Life

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The forbidden bike

An 11 year old girl in Saudi Arabia wants a bicycle. But that’s not a simple desire as girls just don’t have the kind of freedom that lets them ride a bike. The movie Wadjda tells us of one girl who wasn’t going to let that stop her. It’s absolutely worth watching.

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Reviews

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mPowerpad 2 solar charger (review)

After initial excitement at the prospect of a solar charger for my iPhone, iPad and Kindle I was left with disappointment. The mPowerpad 2 Ultra is harder to use than it should be and delivers less than I’d hoped.

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Science and Tech

Scene from Borrowed Light

Put the light back where it belongs

Natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale — a delightful video shows us something we need to know.

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03 to 06 March 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Quick Chat; Sweet Spot; Fun In The Sun; Squealing Keys; Fit For Skiing. Salty Solutions; Brick In The Wall; Huff And Puff; Hands Make Work For The Idle; Saws On High. Prints From Photos; Game On; Health In Focus; Pump And Twist; High Hopes. Suit Down; Deep Rays; Silken Strength; An Easy Shot; A Sharp Lookout.

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24 to 28 February 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Air Fried; Ticker Tour; Pomegranate Rice; An Open Book; Spy In The Dark. Flying Screens; Bone Spy; Big Picture; A Personal Speed; Light Duties. Stick Like A Gecko; When Is A Pump Not A Pump?; A Brief Trip; The Skinny In Electronics; Bang, Smile For The Camera. Walk This Way; Heart In Hand; Talk To The Band; Long On The Moon; If A Tree Falls. Blood Loss; Polymer Wash; Results On The Line; Worth A Listen; Shake The Phone.

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mPowerpad 2 solar charger (review)

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After initial excitement at the prospect of a solar charger for my iPhone, iPad and Kindle I was left with disappointment. The mPowerpad 2 Ultra is harder to use than it should be and delivers less than I’d hoped.

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17 to 21 February 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Helmet Head; Sliding Speed; Robot, Where Art Thou?; Crowds Of Science; Bright Lights. Cutting Edge; Cell Block C; At A Pinch; Clothes Make The Skater; Dead Ahead. Wheels Up; Scoot Scoot; Boot Scoot; In Her Ear; Think Up. Whale Of A Count; Chipping Away At Costs; The Dimensions Of Crime; Point, Then Shoot; Hovering. Warm Hands Cold Snow; Shine A Little Light; Move The Mountain; Maps In Space; Done With Magnets.

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The forbidden bike

wadjda-01.jpg

An 11 year old girl in Saudi Arabia wants a bicycle. But that’s not a simple desire as girls just don’t have the kind of freedom that lets them ride a bike. The movie Wadjda tells us of one girl who wasn’t going to let that stop her. It’s absolutely worth watching.

[Continue reading...]

Living, with wolves

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Every living thing plays a part in keeping our world alive, as these two brief videos highlight.

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