Archive for category: Breakthrough Day

It takes a lot more than technology to strike gold

17 Apr
April 17, 2014

10th March 2014 will go down in history as the day that skier Kelly Gallagher won ParalympicsGB’s first ever gold at the Winter Games with victory in the visually impaired Super-G in Sochi.  Although much was made of the Bluetooth communication between Kelly and her guide, Charlotte Evans, there was a lot more than technology that helped Kelly to this historic win. Story Kelly Gallaher is a 28-year-old from Bangor in County Down in Northern Ireland, She has congenital oculocutaneous albinism, Read more […]

The genius that is Burt Rutan

20 Jun
June 20, 2013

Genius is a word that can often be used inappropriately.  However, where Burt Rutan is concerned it’s the right word to describe his work and, perhaps more importantly, his approach to the complex challenges he has overcome.  Burt Rutan isn’t a name that most people are familiar with but as you’ll see in this week’s post it’s a name that has quietly delivered so much. Story I first came across the name of Burt Rutan while watching a compelling documentary about a little company Read more […]

Thank you Sir Tim Berners-Lee

06 Jun
June 6, 2013

Every once in a while someone comes along and does something that profoundly changes what we do and what happens next.  Newton gave us an understanding of gravity (amongst many other things), Brunel gave us bold and sublime engineering, Stephenson gave us the railway, Whittle gave us the jet engine and then, just when we thought we were out of inventions, Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA – also known as “TimBL” – gave us the World Wide Web.  Crikey, Read more […]

Your breakthrough day

02 May
May 2, 2013

Monday 26th November 2012 was a special and momentous day for New York.  On Monday 26th November, for the first time in living memory, an entire day passed without a single report of anyone being shot, stabbed or subjected to a violent crime.  Monday 26th November 2012 was New York’s breakthrough day. Story New York police officers could hardly remember the last time that such a violent-crime-free day last occurred.  Over the years New York has seen a drop in violent crime but this was Read more […]