In a very unexpected turn of events the UK government has not cut the science budget. Well, it has in real terms but nothing like as much as we all expected. This is clearly good news! The problem now is what happens to the STFC, the research council that funds facilities such as the one I work at:
"One research council that is particularly vulnerable, however, is the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), which has the largest proportion of capital expenditure of all of them."
This will all be decided in the next couple of months and I haven't the energy to explain or describe how this happens right now, but will do soon. In any event UK physics and astronomy facilities funded by the STFC are still under a grave threat.
Anyway, in my previous post, "Black, dark and moody" an anonymous poster suggested the picture I took was a perfect opportunity for a high dynamic range (HDR) picture. It turns out I took the photos to do this and that's what you see above. I'm not sure if I like it, it's a little too "painterly" for me, but it does look nice, at least in my opinion!
I suppose I'll have to explain what HDR is again but forgive me for not doing that now, I'm so busy and quite tired. On the other hand I wouldn't mind if you told me which you prefer - this picture or the one in "Black, dark and moody".
PS. Apologies if anyone sees this multiple times - problems with blogger.