Today is Red Nose Day. Here’s the BBC Website with details on what’s on tonight and, of course, how to donate: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday/ Also, this week is National Science and Engineering Week. Here’s what the University’s been doing for it: http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/frontpagenews/title,127475,en.html

Here’s something that should appeal to mechanical engineers and those with an interest in physics. http://sodaplay.com/ Try Constructor, which allows you to create models using a combination of fixed and free masses, springs and muscles. http://sodaplay.com/creators/soda/items/constructor It takes some practice, and …

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