31st December 2011 Archive

The Register breaking news

Jonathan Ive is knighted in New Year Honours list

Apple’s chief designer Jonathan Ive has been appointed a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Titan and Dione

Explicit pics of glorious rounded globes snapped in festive Saturnalia

While most of us were hanging up gaudy decorations on Christmas trees, or knocking over festive ornaments in festive befuddlement, space boffins were busy processing photos of our solar system's own gigantic baubles.
The Register breaking news

Next-generation materials for post-Christmas repairs: Reg investigates

Toys break, normally within a few days of Christmas, so most parents keep a tube of glue alongside the traditional Christmas battery selection, but that's old hat now. The with-it dad is packing flexible polymer, these days.
Bill Ray, 31 2011