Posts filed under “Travel”

Actual Footage: US Airways Flight 1549 Landing in Hudson

Watch the white box in the middle left portion of the screen. (Starting at 2:00 minute mark)

US Airways flight 1549 crashes in Hudson Bay NY. The flight plan was from LaGuardia to Charlotte. All passengers survived. The plane was a Airbus A320. Both engines were reportively sucked multiple birds possibly geese and both engines caught on fire. The pilot decided to do a water landing

Category: Travel

Reinventing the Car

General Motors veep Larry Burns previews cool next-gen car design: sleek, customizable (and computer-enhanced) vehicles that run clean on hydrogen — and pump energy back into the electrical grid when they’re idle.

Larry Burns is the vice president of R&D for GM. His job? Find a new way to power cars. Full bio and more links

Category: R&D, Travel, Video

Aurora Borealis from Orbit

Astronaut Don Pettit created an astounding video using a sequence of still images he shot of the aurora borealis (northern lights) from the International Space Station.

Category: Science, Travel, Video

Holiday Travelers, Airlines Battle Economic Slump

Recession kills travel plans for some during holidays; about 41 million Americans travel this Thanksgiving; Analysis by Ray Neidl of Calyon Securities.

Bloomberg, November 27, 200

Category: Economy, Energy, Travel, Video

Light Travel Day

> Normally, I am on the earliest flight out of NY to get to Chicago on Thanksgiving Day. This morning, travelling with my 83 year old M-i-l, we took a later (9:15am) flight. I braced myself for the crush at security and — nothing. We walked up, were the 3rd people online, and breezed through….Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Travel

The world’s fastest police car

Sweet! A Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, in Italian state police trim. > Source: Lambocop Stalks Italian Speeders NYT, October 27, 2008, 6:05 PM JERRY GARRETT

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Travel

The Candidates’ Campaign Travels

Via the WSJ, we can see exactly how many times each candidate visited every state: Source: The Campaigns’ Travels WSJ, NOVEMBER 1, 2008

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Politics, Travel

Drink with Europeans!

Category: Food and Drink, Politics, Travel

Gasoline Prices

Category: Current Affairs, Finance, Travel