On the Buses

I've started a little project to look at availability of public transport across Manchester. To keep things easy to follow I'm going to split up the different elements of the project between blog posts. First off, I want to know all the bus routes in Greater Manchester and I want to know which ones go …

Newtonian Funding

Research funding in the UK is very transparent. In fact you can access details of every RCUK (Research Councils UK) funded project through their online gateway. Like a lot of UK government data the content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated. The Newton Fund is part of the UK's …

Spinning Stars

Stars spin - and the rate at which they spin has a profound affect on their health.  So measuring the rotation of different types of stars is an important pass-time for astronomers who like that kind of thing (i.e. stars). Fortunately stellar rotation is something that can even be measured directly from their time dependent …