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Free Hydrogen and Oxygen for the World

January 4th, 2013
The trouble with splitting Hydrogen and Oxygen from water is that it takes a lot of energy. This means making Hydrogen fuel cells for cars is not sustainable. Luckily those clever boffins at the Weizmann Institute lead by Prof. David Milstein have devel… more »

Learning new words

February 5th, 2012
I think my vocabulary is pretty small compared to my contemporaries. In order to fix this, I'm making more of an effort to listen out for new words. Now when I hear a one that I don't understand, I take the time to look it up; even if it means pausing t… more »

Beginnings and endings

February 2nd, 2012
I was given the synopsis to Brave New World as follows: Set in the 7th century AF (After Ford). Brave New World paints a grim picture of a future world in which human embryos are hatched in incubators and conditioned to collectivism and passivity. Be… more »

Direct and indirect discourse

January 27th, 2012
The last couple of lessons have centred around dialogue. We had also been discussing how the descriptive text surrounding the dialogue can change everything. I tried to create the same scenario with the same characters but couldn’t quite manage… more »

Start with just six words

January 13th, 2012
Homework: write opening and first scenes, try to introduce aspects of the characters without explicitly referencing them. Jeff leaned over the guard rails of the bed. His eyes were bloodshot and his cheeks were wet with tears. The little girl looked… more »