Tech Digest daily round up: Airships to offer eco-friendly alternative to plane travel

For those fancying a trip from Liverpool to Belfast or Barcelona to the Balearic Islands but concerned about the carbon footprint of aeroplane travel, a small Bedford-based company is promising a surprising solution: commercial airships. Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), which has developed a new environmentally friendly airship 84 years after the Hindenburg disaster, on Wednesday…

The Battle of Pelennor Fields – recreated in sweets by Lord of the Rings-loving lunatics

Cashing in on the staggering popularity of last year’s Helm’s Deep made out of sweets, serial Tolkien-thing-out-of-sweets-makers have made another Tolkien scene out of sweets.

They do not say why. It just seems to be how that particularly family celebrates Christmas.

“All told this year’s project took about seven days of off and on work” say the makers of their mammoth sugary enterprise, and here is but a sample of what they made.