What is Horsepower?
Oct 23, 2020 | General Interest, Technology |
What is Computer Code?
Feb 14, 2020 | General Interest, Technology |
Did you Know – Christmas tree lights were in...
Dec 6, 2019 | General Interest, Technology, Trivia |
Why Do Light Bulbs Light Up
Aug 16, 2019 | General Interest, Science, Technology |
The Worlds Longest Running Battery
Aug 2, 2019 | General Interest, Science, Technology, Trivia |
Were the Moon Landings Fake ? – Debunking The Conspiracy Theories
Jul 19, 2019 | General Interest, History, Science, Technology, Trivia |
To have to be forced to even think about debunking this question is something of a sad indictment of our current zeitgeist. That said, the Moon Landing conspiracy, is one of those theories that seems to persist - so we'll give it our best shot to explain the most pertinent objections that are often quoted as 'proof' that it was all fake, and nothing more than an attempt to humiliate the Russians and hoodwink the world in the cause of American glory.
How Does Bitcoin Work?
May 3, 2019 | General Interest, Technology |
How Online Advertisers Read Your Mind
Apr 12, 2019 | General Interest, Technology |
The First Telephones in the Bailiwick of Guernsey
Apr 5, 2019 | Channel Islands, Guernsey, Technology |
The Interstellar Pioneers
Jan 4, 2019 | General Interest, Technology |
How is it that a Yacht Can Travel Faster than the Wind ?
Nov 20, 2018 |
There is something undeniably odd about a yacht doing 25 knots while sailing into a 15 knot wind. So, how is it that a yacht can travel faster than the wind ?Read More
Origins of Everyday Inventions we use in the Office : Selloptape; Photo-copier Post-It Notes
Aug 10, 2018 |
We can take a lot things for granted in our day to day lives. Take your office for example : Who came up with the idea of those little yellow rectangles that are indispensable for leaving a note stuck to your colleagues screen or the photo-copier that will faithfully churn out copies of a document your boss forgot he absolutely positively needs 5 minutes before a crucial meeting.Read More
Strange but True : Medical Scanners from Old Battleships
Jul 13, 2018 |
The idea that all war is forever over and that swords will be put to a more peaceful use is appealing, but seemingly ever beyond our grasp. The literal forging of weapons into a better purpose seems far fetched, so it will surprise you to know that today we literally are doing this! Medical Scanners are being made from old WW2 and pre-WW2 Battleships. But why ?Read More
The Mile High Tea Club – Or is it Possible to get a Good Cuppa whilst In-Flight?
May 22, 2018 |
At guernseydonkey.com we take our tea very seriously to wit our advice on “Making the Perfect Cup of Tea”. So, to the next tea conundrum : Is it possible to get a decent cup of tea while on an aeroplane ?Read More
How Do Quartz Watches Work ?
Apr 10, 2018 |
Quartz watches – we all know of them, use them , rely on them – but have you ever stopped to wonder how they work ? How a mineral like quartz can possibly be used to keep acurate time? Well wonder no more, in this article we hope to lay bare some the secrets and mysteries of the little marvel on your wrist, the quartz watch.Read More
The Joy of Slinky – The Physics of a Metal Marvel
Jan 30, 2018 |
I’ve recently re-discovered the joy of the Slinky – one of the simplest of all children’s toys and yet, so beguiling, as it seems to defy the laws of physics by hinting at some sort of perpetual motion. So how on earth does this work?Read More
Reading Ancient ‘Unreadable’ Texts Lost for Centuries
Aug 18, 2017 |
Any Bibliophile will appreciate, or at least empathise (if you’ve never had the opportunity), the exquisite pleasure of gazing upon an ancient book or scroll and reading the words engraved on its pages hundreds or thousands of years ago.Read More
How Happy is Your Dog ?
Jun 16, 2017 |
When it comes to the pointless application of technology then this must rank pretty high … Introducing the WagometerRead More
How Do Bees Communicate ? – And How we can use this for Internet Webservers
Mar 24, 2017 |
Examining how Bees work and interact reveals a highly organised and efficient ‘machine’. They appear to co-operate, communicate and work together as a unit with one purpose. But given that Bees don’t seem to communicate verbally, how do they do it?Read More
Are We in a Digital Information Dark Age Right Now ?
Mar 7, 2017 |
We are living in an age when the amount of data being collected every minute from the daily lives of those on the planet has never been greater. Information is literally is at our fingertips. So how could we be in a ‘Digital Information Dark Age’ ?Read More
Now that’s a Great Idea – Dirt Repelling Clothes
Jan 31, 2017 |
This is something to get washing machine and soap manuafactures in a lather – clothes that clean themselves, or at least resist the grubby attention of the World’s grime.Read More
The Humble Vacuum Cleaner – Who Invented it ?
Oct 25, 2016 |
The vacuum cleaner is perhaps the only invention whose history begins with a handkerchief stuffed in a man’s mouth. The mouth belonged to British engineer Hubert Booth.Read More
Oct 18, 2016 |
Nothing seems quite so paradoxical as the inventor of dynamite being the sponsor of the World’s most renowned peace award – The Nobel Prize. That being the case the invention of Dynamite, please note NOT gunpowder, was a pretty seminal moment in the history of technology.Read More
Who Invented the Vending Machine ?
Oct 11, 2016 |
The Vending Machine is a lot older than you might think. It was actually invented by Greek inventor ‘Hero of Alexandria’ who came up with the first known vending machine design around AD 60.Read More
Technology Firsts : The First Telegraphic Message Across the Atlantic
Sep 13, 2016 |
On August 16, 1858, the first ever message was sent across the Atlantic by telegraph cable it read : “Glory to God in the highest; on earth, peace and good will toward men”. The transmission marked the culmination of 19 years of dreams, plans setbacks and hard work.Read More
The First Cities
Jul 12, 2016 |
Thursday July 12 2007 was a seminal day (apparently). On that day the a United Nations report, that coincided with World Population Day, revealed that for the first time in history, more people were now living in cities than rural areas. But how did this come about ? In this artice we look at the key argricultural and technological developements needed for this to happen.Read More