The pixelated writing on the wall: Telecommunications in the digital age

Telecommunications, or as they’re most colloquially known today; internet and mobile phone networks, have evolved over centuries from the olde worlde days of telegraphs and the landline. Until 1982, the primary telecommunications system in the UK was the Post Office Telecommunications, with the BBC and Independent Broadcast Authority controlling the broadcast transmitter sites. British Telecom,…

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The climate confirmation

When global warming first began to be elucidated by climate scientists, the first trickles into public consciousness was embodied by stranded polar bears and displaced orangutans. But in the years since concern for a warmer world began to move out of the arena of concerned environmentalists and into popular culture, we have witnessed not only…

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On the other side of the tap: Behind the scenes of Britain’s water companies

The water companies that serve Britain provide over 63 million people, households and businesses with drinking water and sewerage collection and treatment. In exchange for over £1 a day, UK residents and companies receive water on tap and thankfully remote sewage management that prevents us having to go old school with chamber pots, along with…

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