Thursday, May 16, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Ancient pots and pot shards from the @museumofscience #deadseascrolls exhibit - opens Sunday.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Solar Impulse U.S. Flight Details - Day 1
For the first day of Solar Impulse’s flight across the U.S. flight organizers provided these details:
Flight Report: San Francisco - Phoenix
Pilot: Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman
Take-off time: May 3rd 2013 06:12 AM PDT (UTC-7)
Time of landing: May 4th 2013 00:30 AM MST (UTC-7)
Flight duration: 18h18 min
Average ground speed: 65,5 km/h (40,6 m/h)
Highest altitude reached:6’400 m (21’000feet)
Average altitude: 3’050 m (10’000 feet)
Flight Distance: 1203 km (~650 NM)
Videos at SolarImpulse.com
High Speed Photos of Flying Liquids by Manon Wethly
Via Laughing Squid
These delightful high speed photos of flying containers of liquid are by Belgium-based photographer Manon Wethly. Remarkably, Wethly took most of the photos with her humble iPhone camera (you can see more on her Instagram). The colorful liquids include coffee, milk, juice, and paint.
Remind the kids not to try this at home…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Moffett Field, CA
Bertrand Piccard gave a big thumbs up to the press as he got ready to take off in the Solar Impulse with his fellow pilot Andre Borschberg this morning. 10 years of planning has finally led to this moment.
Borschberg and Piccard — who established his daredevil cred as the first man to fly a hot air balloon around the world — are the drivers behind this $150 million project to fly a solar plane across the country in preparation for an around-the-world flight in 2015. Flying at 45 miles an hour, they’ll arrive at Phoenix, their first stop on the tour, around 1AM.
Said Bertrand, “Our priority is not speed, it’s duration. We’re looking for a new milestone in this new history of aviation to show that renewable energy and energy efficiency is something we can achieve.”
You can follow their progress in real-time here.
Monday, March 18, 2013
When a young gang member named Flaca got caught up in an LA shooting, she handed off her toddler to a fellow gang member. Little did she know she’d be deported and lose all touch with the child she loved.
Listen to this excerpt from an interview that will be broadcast on the show later today: http://ow.ly/jMx8c
(Photograph by Donna De Cesare from “Unsettled: Children in a World of Gangs.”)
Great photojournalism from Donna De Cesare, who spent years gaining gang members’ trust to capture these images.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Monday, December 17, 2012
FBI Says It’s ID’d Thieves In Gardner Art Heist
BREAKING: The FBI says it’s identified the thieves responsible for the 1990 theft of up to $500 million worth of art from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The FBI is appealing for the public’s help in finding the stolen art. More info: http://wbur.fm/ZEb9EP
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Plowed In: “As soon as you get shoveled out they plow you right back in.”
Wonderful food photos from Christopher Boffoli’s Big Appetites series.
At Guardian.co.uk a typical liveblog lasts for six hours, is updated 40 times and has two authors/contributors in the office and a part-time contributor out in the field. What this means is that, on average, each journalist involved has to research and write a new update every 20 minutes for six hours.
Neil Thurman: Why liveblogs outperform other online news formats by up to 300%