“The seaman prepared to start his watch at 4 am. This was quite normal. What wasn’t normal was that he had driven from home to do it. This seaman is one of the new mariners operating autonomous vessels which have no crew on board.”
This talk was delivered with considerable authority given Dr Windridge’s background and gave a real insight into the development and possible future of fusion power.
Without it we wouldn’t be here at all, as it is responsible for Earth’s creation and ongoing development, which includes us as temporary tenants, and one day in the far future it will likely be responsible for the destruction of the Solar System when it runs out of hydrogen, becomes a red giant which will likely swallow us up before collapsing inward, exploding and throwing the remaining planets into space after roasting them and drenching them with huge amounts of radiation that even Factor 5 million sunscreen and a duffle coat wouldn’t stop.
Astronomy is one of the rich mix of influences on the Scottish composer Eddie McGuire, in conversation with astronomer Dr Anne-Marie Weijmans and trumpeter and conductor Bede Williams, both from St Andrews University.
Rowlett was able to leave his nocturnal habitat and come out in the daytime to visit some of the fascinating things at the Orkney International Science Festival.
“While the world is watching Scotland as it forges engineering firsts in areas like floating wind, green hydrogen and battery storage, we still need to explain ScotWind and its impact locally.”- Ian Taylor, Project Director at TWP
The last snippet from The Orkney International Science Festival 2017.