Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil
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News from the BBC

Weather gets 3D gaming makeover
BBC weather is to use 3D gaming graphics technology to make its bulletins more realistic and accurate.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/technology/3572562.stm

Oh goody, 3D rain and clouds :)

Students' drink bill nears £1bn
University students spend nearly £1bn a year on alcohol, according to a survey.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/business/3588944.stm

Is that bill per student? That's some serious drinking! Of course there are more students at university than there used to be and the price of drinks is going up so I guess that it isn't actually so surprising.

World commemorates end of slavery
The UN is leading a day of global events to mark the abolition of slavery and to
highlight continuing abuses.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/world/africa/3589646.stm

Radcliffe 'devastated'
Paula Radcliffe says she is "devastated" after failing to finish the Olympic marathon.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics_2004/3589652.stm

Ahhh - so sad. It sounds like it was a tough course in even tougher conditions.
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