The world’s 20 most popular bands were shared 65 million times via Bit Torrent during 2013, new data reveals.
20th December 2013
LLOYD’S LIST GOES ALL-DIGITAL
TODAY Lloyd’s List becomes a totally digital service. This morning’s special commemorative edition will be the final print edition of Lloyd’s List. Editor, Richard Meade, marks the history, speculates on the future and, most important, explains what is possible using Lloyd’s List in digital format. Edward Lloyd would have approved.
TWO hundred and seventy nine years is a blink of an eye in shipping.
Once more we are at the point where Winter and Religious Celebrations take place
The FIRE Project Team wishes all of our readers a happy and fullfilling celebration and offer our Best Wishes to you for 2014, may it be a year of joy and advantage for you
Season’s Greetings from Kashya Hildebrand
As 2013 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the past year. We have an exciting roster of exhibitions lined up for our new London gallery in Fitzrovia and will have our first inaugural exhibition in our London project space. Our Zurich gallery will mark its final exhibition with acclaimed Japanese sculptor Akiko Sato.
Both galleries will be closed as of the 23 December and will reopen on 6 January.
Hard to believe another year has nearly gone! 2013 has been a busy one for Kathy and me but I’ve nearly finished the manuscript for the Kydd book that will come out in October next year. Just a few more weeks of editing and polishing before it goes off to my publisher on January 1. The working title of this book is ‘PASHA’ and will come out next October. As usual, I’ll be offering a Collector’s Set of this book, strictly limited to 500 copies. More details about that in the New Year…
Boatswain – his rig was similar to the common sailor
AskJules: Naval headgear
Ken Smith was curious about naval headgear in Kydd’s day:
‘I was thinking about marines in the fighting tops. What kind of hat did they wear? Did it get in the way of fighting? Was it just decorative or did it serve a purpose? How about officers: tricornes, bicornes, fore and aft, side to side. Did they have a choice or was everything “uniform”?’
Title Close-up of 3D-printed titanium alloy
Released 18/12/2013 1:16 pm
A microscopic survey of the surface of a titanium alloy produced through selective laser melting (SLM), a type of 3D printing where solid parts are built up using a laser that melts successive layers of metal powder.
The process has an inherent random element owing to the varying dimensions of the powder grains and, at the surface of the built part, some grains may be partially melted or loosely attached.
ESA’s Materials Technology Section in the ESTEC technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, is working with space industry partners to investigate if such SLM alloys are less resistant to cracking from stress corrosion.
Materials used for space structures must be highly resistant to stress corrosion, as titanium alloys typically are. But this resistance depends on factors such as the environment, the alloy composition and the geometrical features and surface finish of the hardware.
So a test campaign is assessing the resistance of SLM alloys, including their surface characteristics.
This image was derived from stereo images acquired with a scanning electron microscope by AAC in Austria, from samples provided by Thales Alenia Space in France. These were then mathematically treated to show the surface relief down to a millionth of a metre.