2012 marks the 60th year of Queen Elizabeth II's reign—her diamond anniversary as monarch of the British people. Ahead of the celebration for this momentous milestone (as well as the 2012 Olympic Summer Games) crews wreathed London's 117-year-old Tower Bridge in thousands of LED lights. And last night, Mayor Boris…
It's being referred to as a "golden cheesegrater" in various circles. The public seems to hate it. Still, at 800 grams, this is the lightest Olympic torch yet. And that's important, because a lot of people are going to carry the thing a long way.
London is currently auditioning ideas for a new tourist attraction as part of the 2012 Olympics. On the shortlist is MIT's digital Cloud, a self-sustaining observation deck made of transparent bubbles that broadcast information to viewers below.