Posts filed under “Travel”

US Global Trade Sanctions

Source: Visual Economics

Category: Digital Media, Travel, Weekend

European AirTraffic Rebooted

Air traffic has returned to normal levels in northern Europe. This visualization shows what that looks like: > Airspace Rebooted from ItoWorld on Vimeo. via Flowing Data

Category: Travel, Weekend

New King of the Ring: 599XX

Wired Autopia: “Porsche 911s and Nissan GT-Rs and Corvette ZR1s are very nice cars and quite quick around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. But they must bow before the new king of the ‘Ring, the Ferrari 599XX. The 700-horsepower über-Ferrari is the first-ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier at the classic 20.832 kilometer Nordschleife…Read More

Category: Travel, Weekend

General Motors Unveils its Chevy Volt

MarketWatch’s Steve Gelsi takes the Chevy Volt for a test drive. The Volt runs on an electric charge for up to 40 miles, then a gasoline engine kicks in to charge the battery after that.

Category: Travel, Weekend

Off the Grid

Been away from the screen most of today. I’ve been spending quality time in Traffic Court. The consensus was that perhaps it would be best for all involved if I were to write a modestly substantial check to the local constables, and no one would make any mention of this unpleasantness ever again. I am…Read More

Category: Travel

Pittsburgh International Airport After Hours

I cant say I would have used the time as productively stuck in a airport alone for 12 hours: Girl stuck in Pittsburgh airport overnight shoots epic horsing around video My adventures in the Pittsburgh International Airport during the worst snow storm of the century. After arriving late for a flight at 7:40 PM to…Read More

Category: Travel, Weekend

Please arrive three days prior to your flight

Hat tip Prof Farber

Category: Travel, Weekend

Airport Security

Source: KAL’s cartoon The Economist, Jan 7th 2010 http://www.economist.com/daily/kallery/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15228610

Category: Humor, Travel, Weekend

Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009

This is a must watch computer recreation of the Sullenberger Hudson crash Flight Simulation;

We all know who Sully is. I want to know who that Departure Controller is? He kept his cool through the whole incident,  even while he continued to control the other planes he had in the air. Outstanding work under pressure.

From Exosphere 3D:

This astonishing animation is based on all currently available data concerning the US Airways Flight 1549 crash (Cactus 1549).

Satellite imagery, elevation models and robust GIS mapping methods are utilized to create a vegetation model, terrain model and ground clutter (3D buildings). Of all available audio tracks, only two are used, La Guardia Tower and New York TRACON Departure controller position. Radar data as well as the onboard Flight Data Recorder are utilized in constructing the flightpath of the aircraft

Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009

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Category: Travel, Weekend

World’s Tallest Tower

> Source: Dubai Opens a Tower to Beat All LANDON THOMAS Jr. NYT, January 4, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/05/business/global/05tower.html

Category: Travel, Weekend