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THIS IS AN AMAZING ANIMATION
While several amateur animations are available on YouTube, these were made in flight simulators or Google Earth. You won’t find a better, more realistic, more compelling, or more accurate depiction of this extraordinary event anywhere else on the net.
US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency crash-landing into the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15, 2009. All 155 people on board were brought to safety. The miraculous landing took place after the plane struck at least one bird upon takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
Watch the video to see for yourself what really happened: the take-off, flight-path and – crucially – the landing and rescue of passengers.
The event has been accurately reconstructed by Scene Systems Inc., 3D Legal Animators based in California, USA. Scene Systems turns complex scene data and expert testimony into powerful 3D animation that helps legal professionals prove their case in court.
The animation was produced at very short notice, immediately after the real-life event. This included data sourcing, analysis, modelling, animation, rendering and post-production. This was made possible due to our unique forensic animation engine capable of extremely efficient, high-quality animation production.
Space flight is a risky business, but the chance of a deadly collision is increasing due to a spreading canopy of junk that’s orbiting our planet. And the wreckage from a recent satellite collision is adding to the trash, making more collisions among spacecraft all but inevitable. WSJ’s Robert Lee Hotz reports.
Harmless Debris on Earth Is Devastating in Orbit
ROBERT LEE HOTZ
WSJ, FEBRUARY 26, 2009, 10:04 P.M. ET
A conversation with Marc Andreessen, co-founder and chairman of Ning and an investor in several startups including Digg, Plazes, and Twitter. Best known as co-author of Mosaic, and founder of Netscape. He is on the Board of Directors of Facebook and eBay
Charlie Rose, February 19, 2009
Nightly Business Report is celebrating their 30th year on television. NBR viewers suggested the advances they admired during the 1979 to 2009 time frame. Professors at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania selected and ranked the top thirty. The Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years 30. Anti retroviral treatment for AIDS…Read More
I find this data point from the BLS rather intriguing: In 2001, the ratio of spending on residential phone services to spending on cellular phone services was greater than 3 to 1. In 2007, cellular phone expenditures accounted for 55 percent of total telephone expenditures compared to 43 percent for residential phone expenditures. Data from…Read More
Eric Savitz of Barron’s notes that “earnings season is off to a miserable start” as far as Tech is concerned. He gives 5 key reasons: 1. PC DEMAND IS SUFFERING big time. Microsoft and Intel are both cutting jobs; Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) posted a 33% drop in profits; Disk-drive maker Seagate ‘s (STX) revenues…Read More
My pal JP notes that the iPod wannabe had an utterly disasterous quarter: Overlooked in the carnage of Microsoft’s second quarter was the performance of the company’s Zune platform. Which was, quite simply, atrocious. Seems that $10 to $20 holiday discount didn’t do much good at all. According to Microsoft’s latest 10-Q, “Zune platform revenue…Read More