IN THE 1940s Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentine writer, wrote a short story about mapping. It imagines an empire which surveys itself in such exhaustive detail that when unfolded, the perfectly complete 1:1 paper map covers the entire kingdom
New laws which will allow drones to fly longer distances than ever before could boost business in the most remote parts of Scotland, it has been claimed.
Business leaders will gather in Inverness for Drone Week from tomorrow (Monday) to hear how new regulations, currently being devised, will allow Beyond Visual Line of Site (BVLOS) navigation of the unmanned aircraft in the UK for the first time.
KALININGRAD IS A Russian seaport named for a Soviet revolutionary. But in the 18th century, it was called Königsberg and was in the German kingdom of Prussia. And it was a math problem.
Königsberg stretched across both banks of the river Pregel, and it included two islands in the middle of the river. Seven bridges connected these islands and the rest of Königsberg. People wondered if they could walk across all seven bridges without crossing any of them more than once.