Tajamul Abbas Mir

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Banking on better forecasts: the new maths of weather prediction

Later this year the Met Office’s new £97 million supercomputer is due to become operational. The machine promises to greatly improve the precision, detail and accuracy of the weather forecast.<p>How will it do this? I research weather prediction at Oxford University’s department of Atmospheric, …


Sure, Apple Software Has Problems, But Have You Seen What A Mess Its Competition Is!?

It started with Marco Arment, a big-name developer who made Instapaper and was one of the earliest Tumblr employees. Arment is usually pro-Apple in his comments, but Sunday night he wrote a post on his personal blog admonishing all the bugs in OS X, the operating system for Macs.<p>Arment's argument …

'Imaginary meal' pill makes you feel full and burns fat

The pill is able to trick your body into thinking it has consumed large amounts of calories<p>An "imaginary meal" pill is the latest weapon developed by scientists to fight obesity.<p>The pill tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a large amount of calories – as if you have just eaten a …