2005 Reith lectures: Chapter 1 – The Triumph Of Technology

If you are interested in science and technology and support the ideals
of good public radio, you may be interested to know that the BBC is MP3s
and transcripts of the famous Reith lectures
. If you’re not
familiar with these always enlightening and sometimes controversial
broadcasts, the history and pedigree of these lectures is explained here
. This year’s
Reith Lecturer is the distinguished engineer, Lord Broers
, who is President
of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the House of Lords
Science and Technology Committee.

This year?s series is called The Triumph Of Technology

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2005/lecture1.shtml

Car Pipe Organs

For the last couple of days I have been thinking about car pipe organs again. This is an idea from some years back. The basics are fairly simple, you have a number of cars driving along a freeway side by side. On the top of the cars are long metal tubes of various lengths and… Read more »