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You will note a few things are still in SNAFU mode: The “<< Older Entries” link / text at the bottom of The Big Picture page doesn’t work. The address shows successive page numbers but the same stories are listed over and over again. There is no link to email to someone a post. Some…Read More
UPDATES: 2:16pm: Weekend is now working — I will do a test post ~~~ 11:27am: Weird . . . Digital Media is now showing up under Weekends. ~~~ 10:30am: Let me remind you to CLEAR YOUR CACHE ~~~ 10:00am: Weekend posts are showing on the main page. I want to get that to show only…Read More
Hmmmm: Sun Microsystems Inc. surged the most ever in German trading after the Wall Street Journal reported International Business Machines Corp. is in talks to buy the company for at least $6.5 billion. Sun Microsystems jumped as much as 61 percent to 6 euros in Frankfurt trading. The offer would value Sun’s stock at more…Read More
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